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 f greater-than-or-equal-to 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.
Correlated Light Scattering by a Dense Distribution of Condensation Droplets on a Window PaneApplied Optics
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Citation InformationLock, James A. and Chin-Lien Chiu. "Correlated Light Scattering by a Dense Distribution of Condensation Droplets on a Window Pane." Applied Optics 33 (1994): 4663-4671.