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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3411–3413

Approximation of the Fraunhofer diffraction peak, produced by particles of arbitrary shape

Aleksey V. Malinka  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 20, pp. 3411-3413 (2010)

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A simple analytical formula is developed to describe light diffraction by chaotically oriented particles of arbitrary shape. The formula expresses the angular pattern through three well-defined microphysical characteristics of an ensemble: the average cross-sectional area, the average area squared, and the average length of the contour bordering the particle projection.

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OCIS Codes
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(290.2558) Scattering : Forward scattering

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Original Manuscript: August 10, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 7, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 13, 2010
Published: October 8, 2010

Aleksey V. Malinka, "Approximation of the Fraunhofer diffraction peak, produced by particles of arbitrary shape," Opt. Lett. 35, 3411-3413 (2010)

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