In this letter, the technique of laser self-mixing effect is employed for nano-particle size analysis. In contrast to the photon correlation spectroscopy (PCS) and photon cross correlation spectroscopy (PCCS), the main advantages of this technique are sensitive, compact, low-cost, and simple experimental setup etc. An improved Kaczmarz projection method is developed in the inversion problem to extract the particle size distribution. The experimental results prove that nano-particle size can be measured reasonably by using the self-mixing effect technique combined with the improved projection algorithm.
© 2008 Chinese Optics Letters
Huarui Wang and Jianqi Shen, "Size measurement of nano-particles using self-mixing effect," Chin. Opt. Lett. 6, 871-874 (2008)