Abstract

We demonstrate, to the best of our knowledge, a first accurate empirical model for reflectance measurements from highly turbid media over the full range of incident angles, i.e., for reflectivity values going from unity in the total internal reflection regime to nearly zero when almost all the light is transmitted. Evidence that our model is accurate is provided by extraction of the particle size, followed by independent verification with dynamic light scattering. Our methodology is in direct contrast with the prevalent approach in turbid media of focusing on only the critical angle region, which is just a small subset of the entire reflectance data.

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