Optical Review

, 15:75

Multiple scattering effect in the Young-like interference pattern of an optical wave scattered by a double cylinder

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DOI: 10.1007/s10043-008-0011-2

Cite this article as:
Tajima, F. & Nishiyama, Y. OPT REV (2008) 15: 75. doi:10.1007/s10043-008-0011-2


The plane-polarized laser wave with a wavelength of 441.6 nm collides with two close parallel cylinders, called a double cylinder, each of a diameter about 100 or 200 nm at normal incidence. The measured angular distribution of the scattered light intensity, called a Young-like interference pattern, is compared with the rigorous theoretical calculation over a wide range of scattering angles. We have experimentally confirmed the multiple scattering effect of the wave between cylinders in an exact way.

Key words

multiple scatteringdouble cylinderYoung-like interference patternspider silk

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© The Optical Society of Japan 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Education and Human SciencesYokohama National UniversityYokohamaJapan