Hybrid inelastic-scattering models for particle thermometry: Unpolarized emissions

Jingyi Zhang, Dennis R. Alexander

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A hybrid modeling technique is reported for studying inelastic (Raman and fluorescent) scattering from molecules embedded in spherical particles of large optical size parameters. The modeling technique, which combines the Lorenz-Mie theory (for determination of the incident excitation field) with a geometric optics formulation (for determination of an inelastic-scattering efficiency function), permits predictions of a weighting function inside a particle and also the angular scattering patterns. These calculations provide insight into the scattering processes and may serve as a theoretical basis for guiding experiments and interpreting results in aerosol particle thermometry by using inelastic-scattering techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7132-7139
Number of pages8
JournalApplied optics
Issue number33
StatePublished - Nov 1992


  • Geometric optics
  • Particle thermometry
  • Raman and fluorescent scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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