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Frontiers in Optics
Rochester, New York United States
October 12, 2004
ISBN: 1-55752-779-2
Coherence (FTuF)

A generalized optical theorem for electromagnetic fields in a half space

David R. Lytle, II, P. Scott Carney, John C. Schotland, and Emil Wolf


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Expressions for the electromagnetic power extinguished by a scatterer in a half-space are derived via the generalized optical theorem. The power is seen to be related to the structure of the scattering object. Applications include microscopy and tomography.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.2200) Scattering : Extinction
(290.3030) Scattering : Index measurements

D. R. Lytle, II, P. S. Carney, J. C. Schotland, and E. Wolf, "A generalized optical theorem for electromagnetic fields in a half space," in Frontiers in Optics 2004/Laser Science XXII/Diffractive Optics and Micro-Optics/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper FTuF5.

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