Abstract

Based on an analysis of the response of a phase–Doppler system to a Rayleigh scatterer, the basic requirements for the application of this technique in the Rayleigh and near-Rayleigh range are established. Using Mie-scattering theory, we computed the response curves of the corresponding phase–Doppler systems for various materials. The possibilities for particle sizing as well as particle material recognition in the submicrometer range are highlighted. Measurements with submicrometer latex spheres in water demonstrate the feasibility of the application of the phase–Doppler technique in the near-Rayleigh range.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Interferometric system for precise submicrometer particle sizing

Alessandra Bassini, Marcello Menchise, Sergio Musazzi, Enrico Paganini, and Umberto Perini
Appl. Opt. 36(31) 8121-8127 (1997)

Sizing of irregular particles using a near backscattered laser Doppler system

Xuecheng Wu, Gérard Grehan, Kefa Cen, Kuan Fang Ren, Qinhui Wang, Zhongyang Luo, and Mengxiang Fang
Appl. Opt. 46(36) 8600-8608 (2007)

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

Equations (17)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations 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