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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 1998
  • pp: 4112–4115

Optical measurement of large sphere diameters by means of scattering

Soung-soo Yi and Oscar M. Stafsudd  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 19, pp. 4112-4115 (1998)

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A simple method is demonstrated to determine the diameters of dielectric spheres from 0.2 to 1.0 mm by observing the scattering of visible light. Theoretical calculations show that there is an approximately linear relationship between the size of the scattering sphere and the number of maxima and minima in the scattered field as a function of angle when the radius in the 200–1000-wavelength region.

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OCIS Codes
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(350.4990) Other areas of optics : Particles

Original Manuscript: September 23, 1997
Revised Manuscript: March 11, 1998
Published: July 1, 1998

Soung-soo Yi and Oscar M. Stafsudd, "Optical measurement of large sphere diameters by means of scattering," Appl. Opt. 37, 4112-4115 (1998)

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