Phase-modulated mueller ellipsometry characterization of scattering by latex sphere suspensions.

Abstract

Phase-modulated Mueller ellipsometry (PMME) is used to probe scattering by suspensions of polystyrene latex spheres, with particle diameters ranging from 400 nm to 3 microm. PMME allows simultaneous measurement of the 16 coefficients of the Mueller matrix. Furthermore PMME measurements can easily be carried out owing to a calibration procedure implemented in a scattering configuration. The measurements performed on low concentrations show good agreement with Mie theory. Moreover size distribution could be obtained with a least-squares method based on a genetic fit algorithm. Experimental evidence of multiple scattering on PMME measurements is also presented.

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@article{Kaplan2000PhasemodulatedME, title={Phase-modulated mueller ellipsometry characterization of scattering by latex sphere suspensions.}, author={Bernard S. Kaplan and E Compain and Bernard Dr{\'e}villon}, journal={Applied optics}, year={2000}, volume={39 4}, pages={629-36} }