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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2007
  • pp: 3358–3360

Angularly resolved light scattering from aerosolized spores: observations and calculations

Jean-Claude Auger, Kevin B. Aptowicz, Ronald G. Pinnick, Yong-Le Pan, and Richard K. Chang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 22, pp. 3358-3360 (2007)

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Angularly resolved elastic light scattering patterns from individual aerosolized Bacillus subtilis spores were qualitatively compared with simulations. Two-dimensional angular optical scattering patterns of the spores were collected for polar scattering angles varying from approximately 77 ° to 130 ° and azimuthal angles varying from 0 ° to 360 ° . Computations were performed with single T-matrix formalism by simulating a spore with three different particle shapes: (1) a finite-length cylinder with spherical end caps, (2) a spheroid, and (3) two spheres in contact. Excellent agreement between computation and measurement was found for the finite-length cylinder with spherical end caps, poorer agreement was found for the spheroids, and the poorest agreement was for the two spheres in contact.

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OCIS Codes
(290.1090) Scattering : Aerosol and cloud effects
(290.3200) Scattering : Inverse scattering
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

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Original Manuscript: September 18, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 4, 2007
Published: November 14, 2007

Jean-Claude Auger, Kevin B. Aptowicz, Ronald G. Pinnick, Yong-Le Pan, and Richard K. Chang, "Angularly resolved light scattering from aerosolized spores: observations and calculations," Opt. Lett. 32, 3358-3360 (2007)

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