Light scattering from cylindrical particles has been described with geometric optics. The feasibility of determining the particle diameter with a planar phase Doppler anemometer has been examined by simulations and experiments. In particular, the influence of particle orientation on measurability and measurement accuracy has been investigated. Some recommendations for realizing a practical-measurement instrument have been presented.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 2, 1996
Revised Manuscript: March 12, 1996
Published: September 1, 1996
H. Mignon, G. Gréhan, G. Gouesbet, T. H. Xu, and C. Tropea, "Measurement of cylindrical particles with phase Doppler anemometry," Appl. Opt. 35, 5180-5190 (1996)