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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 1983
  • pp: 742–748

Scattering of light from arbitrarily oriented finite cylinders

L. D. Cohen, R. D. Haracz, A. Cohen, and C. Acquista  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 5, pp. 742-748 (1983)

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An iterative approach to the scattering of light from a finite dielectric cylinder first developed by Shifrin and extended by Acquista is applied to cases where the phase shift is <2, and the cylinder is arbitrarily oriented. It is found that the first 2 orders of the iteration converge to within 1% when the aspect ratio (length/diameter) of the cylinder is as small as 20. The results are compared to the exact theory for infinite cylinders, and the effects of finite size are calculated and discussed.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 8, 1982
Published: March 1, 1983

L. D. Cohen, R. D. Haracz, A. Cohen, and C. Acquista, "Scattering of light from arbitrarily oriented finite cylinders," Appl. Opt. 22, 742-748 (1983)

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