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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 1997
  • pp: 8724–8728

Computation of the internal field of a large spherical particle by use of the geometrical-optics approximation

Nadejda Velesco, Thomas Kaiser, and Gustav Schweiger  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 33, pp. 8724-8728 (1997)

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We obtain the internal electric field of an illuminated liquid droplet using geometrical optics. The approximation includes the phase effects of various components. We compare the geometrical-optics solution with the Mie theory solution for a nonabsorbing particle with a size parameter of α = 500 and an index of refraction of n = 1.332.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 23, 1996
Revised Manuscript: July 14, 1997
Published: November 20, 1997

Nadejda Velesco, Thomas Kaiser, and Gustav Schweiger, "Computation of the internal field of a large spherical particle by use of the geometrical-optics approximation," Appl. Opt. 36, 8724-8728 (1997)

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