Scattering of light from two parallel dielectric cylinders at normal incidence: An experimental determination.
AdvisorBickel, William S.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe entire sixteen element scattering matrix for two parallel dielectric fibers over an angular range of θ = 5°-170° as measured from the forward θ = 0 direction has been experimentally measured using the polarization modulation technique. Experimental results were in good agreement with theory for light scattering from two parallel fibers. Measurements were made for both endside and broadside illuminations at normal incidence for fibers at various separations from 2 μm to 70 μm. Laser wavelengths used were 632.8 nm and 441.2 nm, and fiber radii were 0.400±0.002 μm, 0.370±0.002 μm, 0.428±0.002 μm, and 0.406±0.002 μm. Special care was taken to measure the fiber radii, fiber separation, and to establish the parallelism between the two fibers. Electrostatic attraction between the fibers prevented the investigation for separation below 2 μm. A vibration detection device based on two-fiber light scattering has also been suggested.