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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2014
  • pp: 3915–3918

Measuring the light scattering and orientation of a spheroidal particle using in‐line holography

Kyung Won Seo, Hyeok Jun Byeon, and Sang Joon Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 13, pp. 3915-3918 (2014)

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The light scattering properties of a horizontally and vertically oriented spheroidal particle under laser illumination are experimentally investigated using digital in‐line holography. The reconstructed wave field shows the bright singular points as a result of the condensed beam formed by a transparent spheroidal particle acting as a lens. The in‐plane (θ) and out‐of‐plane (ϕ) rotating angles of an arbitrarily oriented spheroidal particle are measured by using these scattering properties. As a feasibility test, the 3D orientation of a transparent spheroidal particle suspended in a microscale pipe flow is successfully reconstructed by adapting the proposed method.

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OCIS Codes
(120.7250) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Velocimetry
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography

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Original Manuscript: April 30, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 24, 2014
Published: June 25, 2014

Kyung Won Seo, Hyeok Jun Byeon, and Sang Joon Lee, "Measuring the light scattering and orientation of a spheroidal particle using in‐line holography," Opt. Lett. 39, 3915-3918 (2014)

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