Abstract

Use of the wavelength and size dependence of light scattering from optically levitated liquid drops is demonstrated as a sensitive means of detecting optical resonances of dielectric spheres. High resolution spectra are presented of the radiation pressure, far- and near-field backscatter, and 90° scatter. Excellent agreement is found between experimental spectra and high resolution Mie calculations of Chylek et al. Strong evidence supporting the van de Hulst dielectric surface-wave model for these resonances is presented. Use of resonances for high precision measurement of sphere size and sphere distortion, index of refraction, temperature, and vapor pressure is discussed.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (13)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription