Light scattering by red blood cells in ektacytometry: Fraunhofer versus anomalous diffraction.


In the present literature on ektacytometry, small angle light scattering by ellipsoidal red blood cells is commonly approximated by Fraunhofer diffraction. Calculations on a sphere with the size and relative refractive index of a red cell, however, show that Fraunhofer diffraction deviates significantly from exact Mie theory. Anomalous diffraction is found… (More)
DOI: 10.1364/AO.32.002266


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