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)