Abstract

A comparison is presented of the effects of particle size, concentration, and detector depth on side scattering for linearly and circularly polarized incident light. The scattering medium consists of various concentrations of particles, which are either 1.24, 0.494, 0.36, 0.123, or 0.065 μm in diameter, and which were mixed into filtered, distilled water and serve as the scattering centers. The results indicate that when this scattering medium is irradiated with linearly polarized laser light whose beam has been put through a quarter-wave plate in an effort to produce circularly polarized light, then there are two components scattered 90°, that is, circularly and linearly polarized light. The amount of each component and the ratio to total intensity of scattered light are analyzed for the different particles.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

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