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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 1999
  • pp: 2677–2685

Inversion of particle-size distribution from angular light-scattering data with genetic algorithms

Mao Ye, Shimin Wang, Yong Lu, Tao Hu, Zhen Zhu, and Yiqian Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 12, pp. 2677-2685 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.002677


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Abstract

A stochastic inverse technique based on a genetic algorithm (GA) to invert particle-size distribution from angular light-scattering data is developed. This inverse technique is independent of any given a priori information of particle-size distribution. Numerical tests show that this technique can be successfully applied to inverse problems with high stability in the presence of random noise and low susceptibility to the shape of distributions. It has also been shown that the GA-based inverse technique is more efficient in use of computing time than the inverse Monte Carlo method recently developed by Ligon et al. [Appl. Opt. 35, 4297 (1996)].

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(000.5490) General : Probability theory, stochastic processes, and statistics
(290.3200) Scattering : Inverse scattering
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

History
Original Manuscript: May 7, 1998
Revised Manuscript: November 16, 1998
Published: April 20, 1999

Citation
Mao Ye, Shimin Wang, Yong Lu, Tao Hu, Zhen Zhu, and Yiqian Xu, "Inversion of particle-size distribution from angular light-scattering data with genetic algorithms," Appl. Opt. 38, 2677-2685 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-38-12-2677


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