This study analyzes the values of volume concentrations of scatterers at which radiation extinction in dispersion media obeys Beer’s law. The dependence of the maximum particle concentration at which Beer’s law holds on the properties of the dispersion medium is investigated. It is shown that the maximum concentration is strongly dependent on the scatterers’ parameters and varies over a wide range, from tenths to tens of percent.
© 1998 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 11, 1997
Revised Manuscript: February 19, 1998
Published: July 20, 1998
Vladimir P. Dick, "Applicability limits of Beer’s law for dispersion media with a high concentration of particles," Appl. Opt. 37, 4998-5004 (1998)