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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 1999
  • pp: 5232–5240

Laboratory measurements and T-matrix calculations of the scattering matrix of rutile particles in water

Hester Volten, Juho-Pertti Jalava, Kari Lumme, Johan F. de Haan, Wim Vassen, and Joop W. Hovenier  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 24, pp. 5232-5240 (1999)

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We present experimentally determined scattering matrix elements of birefringent rutile particles in water as a function of the scattering angle for a wavelength of 633 nm (in air). These elements are compared with the results of T-matrix calculations for prolate spheroids. For the diagonal matrix elements the results of the T-matrix calculations are in good agreement with those of the measurements. A good fit for the whole matrix, including the off-diagonal elements, is obtained when we compensate for the birefringence of the rutile particles by performing the computations for spheroids with a slightly larger length/width ratio than measured.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering

Original Manuscript: March 10, 1999
Revised Manuscript: May 26, 1999
Published: August 20, 1999

Hester Volten, Juho-Pertti Jalava, Kari Lumme, Johan F. de Haan, Wim Vassen, and Joop W. Hovenier, "Laboratory measurements and T-matrix calculations of the scattering matrix of rutile particles in water," Appl. Opt. 38, 5232-5240 (1999)

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