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  • Vol. 1, Iss. 5 — May. 5, 2006

Identification of aerosols by their backscattered Mueller images

Changhui Li, George W. Kattawar, and Ping Yang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 8, pp. 3616-3621 (2006)

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We have simulated the elastic light scattering by small dielectric particles with different shapes as well as different compositions. Backscattered angularly resolved Mueller images are obtained from the simulation. Our results show that the images are not only sensitive to the shape, size and orientation of the particle, but also sensitive to the composition. Thus the Mueller images act in reality like a Mueller-microscope, and can thus lead to the detection and classification of aerosols.

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OCIS Codes
(100.5010) Image processing : Pattern recognition
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

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Original Manuscript: February 21, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 3, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 4, 2006
Published: April 17, 2006

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Vol. 1, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Changhui Li, George W. Kattawar, and Ping Yang, "Identification of aerosols by their backscattered Mueller images," Opt. Express 14, 3616-3621 (2006)

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