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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 2000
  • pp: 629–636

Phase-modulated Mueller ellipsometry characterization of scattering by latex sphere suspensions

Bernard Kaplan, Eric Compain, and Bernard Drevillon  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 4, pp. 629-636 (2000)

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Phase-modulated Mueller ellipsometry (PMME) is used to probe scattering by suspensions of polystyrene latex spheres, with particle diameters ranging from 400 nm to 3 µm. PMME allows simultaneous measurement of the 16 coefficients of the Mueller matrix. Furthermore PMME measurements can easily be carried out owing to a calibration procedure implemented in a scattering configuration. The measurements performed on low concentrations show good agreement with Mie theory. Moreover size distribution could be obtained with a least-squares method based on a genetic fit algorithm. Experimental evidence of multiple scattering on PMME measurements is also presented.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(290.3200) Scattering : Inverse scattering
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(290.5820) Scattering : Scattering measurements

Original Manuscript: June 15, 1999
Revised Manuscript: October 4, 1999
Published: February 1, 2000

Bernard Kaplan, Eric Compain, and Bernard Drevillon, "Phase-modulated Mueller ellipsometry characterization of scattering by latex sphere suspensions," Appl. Opt. 39, 629-636 (2000)

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