By means of a numerical study we show particle-size distributions retrieved with the Chin–Shifrin, Phillips–Twomey, and singular value decomposition methods. Synthesized intensity data are generated using Mie theory, corresponding to unimodal normal, gamma, and lognormal distributions of spherical particles, covering the size parameter range from 1 to 250. Our results show the advantages and disadvantages of each method, as well as the range of applicability for the Fraunhofer approximation as compared to rigorous Mie theory.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 10, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 28, 2006
Vol. 2, Iss. 2 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
Javier Vargas-Ubera, J. Félix Aguilar, and David Michel Gale, "Reconstruction of particle-size distributions from light-scattering patterns using three inversion methods," Appl. Opt. 46, 124-132 (2007)