Abstract

The use of a resonance fluorescence monochromator (RFM) is described as a method for detecting Mie scatter. The detector has a spectral resolution limited by the atomic vapor used in the system (400 MHz for cesium). The RFM is used to detect Mie scatter from a particulate suspension, and deconvolution methods are used to extract the Mie scatter spectrum from the instrument response. The Mie scattering linewidth (140 MHz) is close to the literature value (100 MHz for air). Methods to reduce the linewidth of atomic vapor filters are briefly described.

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