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Appl Opt. 1994 Jul 20;33(21):4663-71. doi: 10.1364/AO.33.004663.

Correlated light scattering by a dense distribution of condensation droplets on a window pane.


An analytical model of the scattering structure factor for an assembly of noninteracting hard disks has recently appeared in the literature [Phys. Rev. A 42, 5978-5989 (1990)]. We employ this model to calculate correlated light scattering by monodispersions and binary mixtures of condensation droplets on a window pane. We find that an area fraction of ƒ ≥ 0.6 is required for producing the near-forward direction scattering suppression and that a moderately wide polydispersion of droplet sizes is capable of producing the experimentally observed bright ring of colored light.

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