Low-coherence light-scattering calculations for polydisperse size distributions.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The calculation of angular light-scattering distributions is considered for low-coherence light incident on a polydisperse particle size distribution of scatterers. As low-coherence light is now commonly used in interferometry schemes when applied to biomedical imaging, the difference between detecting scattered intensity and interferometrically detecting the scattered field is examined. An expression is derived that allows the presence of multiple wavelengths lambda and particle sizes d to be described by a single distribution in the size parameter x = pi d/lambda, which simplifies numerical calculations. The applicability of this expression is examined numerically.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wax, A

Published Date

  • February 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 256 - 261

PubMed ID

  • 15717554

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-8532

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1084-7529

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/josaa.22.000256


  • eng