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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 1980
  • pp: 2264–2265

Extinction of light by large reflecting spheres

Ariel Cohen, Charles Acquista, and John A. Cooney  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 19, Issue 14, pp. 2264-2265 (1980)

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Original Manuscript: March 25, 1980
Published: July 15, 1980

Ariel Cohen, Charles Acquista, and John A. Cooney, "Extinction of light by large reflecting spheres," Appl. Opt. 19, 2264-2265 (1980)

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  1. This limit, called the extinction paradox, is clearly explained in H. C. van de Hulst, Light Scattering by Small Particles (Wiley, New York, 1957).In our discussion of Mie theory and phase angles, we use the same notation as van de Hulst.
  2. A previous proof has recently been invalidated.See C. Acquista, A. Cohen, J. A. Cooney, J. Wimp, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 70, August0000 (1980).
  3. If the scatterers are nonspherical, approximations must be made to Mie theory.See A. C. Holland, G. Gagne, Appl. Opt. 9, 1113 (1970). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. C. Acquista, Appl. Opt. 17, 3851 (1978). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. G. Kattawar, M. Eisner, Appl. Opt. 9, 2685 (1970). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. H. S. Bennett, G. J. Rosasco, Appl. Opt. 17, 491 (1978). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. G. Mie, Ann. Phys. (Leipzig) 25, 377 (1908).
  8. M. Abramowitz, I. A. Segun, Eds., Handbook of Mathematical Functions (Dover, New York, 1965), Sec. 9.3.

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