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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 3 — Feb. 11, 2002
  • pp: 190–195

Experimental measurement of the statistics of the scattered intensity from particles on surfaces

E. M. Ortiz, F. González, J.M. Saiz, and F. Moreno  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 3, pp. 190-195 (2002)

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We analyze the statistics of the co-polarized and cross-polarized scattered intensity from a flat substrate contaminated with spherical particles including multiple scattering between them. Both Gaussian and non-Gaussian regimes are considered. In particular, we focus on both the cross-polarized component and the probability of detecting zeros in the cross-polarized intensity, P(Icross=0). As it is shown, the latter gives information about particle interaction and can be measured with higher accuracy than other statistical parameters. A theoretical model for P(Icross=0) is presented for spherical Rayleigh scatterers. An scattering experiment was carried out to verify this model.

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OCIS Codes
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: January 22, 2002
Revised Manuscript: February 7, 2002
Published: February 11, 2002

E. Ortiz, F. Gonz�lez, J. Saiz, and F. Moreno, "Experimental measurement of the statistics of the scattered intensity from particles on surfaces," Opt. Express 10, 190-195 (2002)

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