Coherent and incoherent transmittance values of a monolayer of particles are considered. Such a monolayer is a set of particles whose centers are located in the same plane. We set forth the conditions for the effect of coherent-transmittance quenching, which takes place as a result of the interference between incident and forward-scattered waves. Using the single-scattering approximation we determined size parameters and particle refractive indexes for this interference effect in the case of identical isotropic spherical particles. The influence of polydispersity and the fine structure of light-scattering characteristics on the quenching effect has been estimated. It is shown that the polydispersity destroys this interference effect only at large widths of particle-size distribution functions. The influence of multiple scattering on this effect is considered in the quasi-crystalline approximation. Multiple scattering results in increasing size parameters and decreasing particle concentration at which coherent transmittance quenching takes place in comparison with the case of single scattering. Our theoretical results for suspensions of latex particles in water are in fairly good agreement with the experimental results.
© 2000 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 13, 2000
Revised Manuscript: June 20, 2000
Manuscript Accepted: June 20, 2000
Published: November 1, 2000
Valery A. Loiko, Vladimir P. Dick, and Arkady P. Ivanov, "Features in coherent transmittance of a monolayer of particles," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 17, 2040-2045 (2000)