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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2013
  • pp: A346–A355

Droplet characteristic measurement in Fourier interferometry imaging and behavior at the rainbow angle

Paul Briard, Sawitree Saengkaew, Xuecheng Wu, Siegfried Meunier-Guttin-Cluzel, Linghong Chen, Kefa Cen, and Gérard Gréhan  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 1, pp. A346-A355 (2013)

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This paper presents the possibility of measuring the three-dimensional (3D) relative locations and diameters of a set of spherical particles and discusses the behavior of the light recorded around the rainbow angle, an essential step toward refractive index measurements. When a set of particles is illuminated by a pulsed incident wave, the particles act as spherical light wave sources. When the pulse duration is short enough to fix the particle location (typically about 10 ns), interference fringes between these different spherical waves can be recorded. The Fourier transform of the fringes divides the complex fringe systems into a series of spots, with each spot characterizing the interference between a pair of particles. The analyses of these spots (in position and shape) potentially allow the measurement of particle characteristics (3D relative position, particle diameter, and particle refractive index value).

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OCIS Codes
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory
(290.5820) Scattering : Scattering measurements

Original Manuscript: August 15, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 14, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 16, 2012
Published: December 6, 2012

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Paul Briard, Sawitree Saengkaew, Xuecheng Wu, Siegfried Meunier-Guttin-Cluzel, Linghong Chen, Kefa Cen, and Gérard Gréhan, "Droplet characteristic measurement in Fourier interferometry imaging and behavior at the rainbow angle," Appl. Opt. 52, A346-A355 (2013)

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