The optical properties of carbon spheroids are compared with those of carbon spheres for all size regimes. In general, the absorption cross section/unit volume is increased by axial elongation, particularly away from the resonance region. The results are specific to carbon since the effect of shape change in a given size regime can depend crucially on the value of the refractive index.
© 1983 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 2, 1983
Published: November 15, 1983
David M. Roessler, D.-S. Y. Wang, and Milton Kerker, "Optical absorption by randomly oriented carbon spheroids," Appl. Opt. 22, 3648-3651 (1983)