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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 14 — Jul. 5, 2010
  • pp: 14616–14626

Size and shape determination of spheroidal scatterers using two-dimensional angle resolved scattering

Michael Giacomelli, Yizheng Zhu, John Lee, and Adam Wax  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 14, pp. 14616-14626 (2010)

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We demonstrate accurate determination of the size and shape of spherical and spheroidal scatterers through inverse analysis of two-dimensional solid-angle and depth resolved backscattered light intensities. Intensity of scattered light is measured over a wide range of solid angles using a novel scanning fiber optic interferometer from both individual and ensembles of scatterers. T-matrix based inverse analysis of these two-dimensional angular measurements yields completely unique size and aspect ratio determinations with subwavelength precision over a large range of possible scatterer geometries.

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OCIS Codes
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.3200) Scattering : Inverse scattering
(290.5855) Scattering : Scattering, polarization

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Original Manuscript: May 3, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 21, 2010
Published: June 23, 2010

Michael Giacomelli, Yizheng Zhu, John Lee, and Adam Wax, "Size and shape determination of spheroidal scatterers using two-dimensional angle resolved scattering," Opt. Express 18, 14616-14626 (2010)

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