Angular scattering of radiation from cylindrical fibers

G. R. Cunnington, Wai Cheung Timothy Tong, P. S. Swathi

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This paper presents the results of an experimental study designed to test the validity of an analytical model describing scattering of radiation by coated fibers. The experiment involved measuring radiation intensities scattered by silica fibers coated with silicon and comparing the measurements to predicted values. Measurements were conducted with 7.9 micrometer diameter silica fibers coated with a 0.25 micrometer thick silicon layer at wavelengths of 0.633 and 10.6 micrometers. The results indicated good agreement for the locations of the maxima and minima of the scattered intensities, acceptable agreement for the backscattered fraction, and qualitative agreement for the intensity amplitudes. It was concluded that there was sufficient evidence supporting the use of the model for analyzing radiation scattering by coated fibers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA 23rd Thermophysics, Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference, 1988
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventAIAA 23rd Thermophysics, Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference, 1988 - San Antonio, United States
Duration: 27 Jun 198829 Jul 1988


ConferenceAIAA 23rd Thermophysics, Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference, 1988
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Engineering(all)

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