This paper presents two conclusions concerning the scattered light distribution method for particle sizing: (1) a large difference in vector values is one of the primary causes of an ill-conditioned kernel matrix, and (2) under narrow band and high resolution particle size conditions, the forward scattering region would introduce a larger error into the particle size distribution. Numerical simulations verify these results.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 1, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 21, 2012
Published: October 18, 2012
Vol. 7, Iss. 12 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
Zuo Haoyi, Ma Qian, and Luo Shirong, "Discussion concerning ill-conditioned kernel matrices when retrieving particle size distributions based on scattered radiation distribution," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 3096-3102 (2012)