Optical transmission in highly concentrated dispersions

Rajeev Garg, Robert Krafft Prud'homme, Ilhan A. Aksay, Feng Liu, Robert R. Alfano

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The intensity temporal profiles of diffusive light propagation in highly concentrated (up to volume fraction ϕ ~ 0.55) dispersions measured by 100-fs laser pulses showed an increase in transport scattering mean free path above a critical concentration. This observation confirms the previous theoretical predictions of enhanced transmission at high particle concentrations due to correlated scattering. The correlation effects are accounted for by incorporating a hard sphere Percus–Yevick static structure factor into the prediction of transport mean free path.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)932-935
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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