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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1995
  • pp: 967–969

Visibility of individual particles inside a dense particle ensemble

Valery Zimin, Fazle Hussain, and Chuang Zhou  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 9, pp. 967-969 (1995)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.20.000967


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Abstract

Prompted by our expectation that even in a dense particle suspension there is a significant probability of straight paths through the particle field that permit the imaging of individual particles, we have been able to obtain real-time distinct images of small polystyrene spheres suspended in a transparent liquid under conditions when the sum of their scattering cross sections was 30 times the cross section of the signal wave. We replicated this new-found ability to observe particles inside a dense particle ensemble by employing a simple numerical model that imitates imaging of a point source of light through a layer of overlapping randomly distributed opaque disks.

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History
Original Manuscript: January 1, 1995
Published: May 1, 1995

Citation
Valery Zimin, Fazle Hussain, and Chuang Zhou, "Visibility of individual particles inside a dense particle ensemble," Opt. Lett. 20, 967-969 (1995)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-20-9-967


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