OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 40, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 2001
  • pp: 4210–4214

Scattering optics of foam

Moin U. Vera, Arnaud Saint-Jalmes, and Douglas J. Durian  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 24, pp. 4210-4214 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.40.004210


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (93 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

The multiple scattering of light by aqueous foams is systematically studied as a function of wavelength, bubble size, and liquid fraction. Results are analyzed in terms of the transport mean free path of the photons and an extrapolation length ratio for the diffuse photon concentration field. The wavelength dependence is minimal and may be attributed entirely to the wavelength dependence of the refractive index of water rather than thin-film interference effects. The transport mean free path is found to be proportional to the bubble diameter and the reciprocal of the square root of liquid fraction. The extrapolation length ratio varies almost linearly with liquid fraction between the values for water–glass–air and air–glass–air interfaces.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.5620) Coherence and statistical optics : Radiative transfer
(080.2710) Geometric optics : Inhomogeneous optical media
(170.5280) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photon migration
(170.7050) Medical optics and biotechnology : Turbid media

History
Original Manuscript: November 3, 2000
Published: August 20, 2001

Citation
Moin U. Vera, Arnaud Saint-Jalmes, and Douglas J. Durian, "Scattering optics of foam," Appl. Opt. 40, 4210-4214 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-40-24-4210

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited