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  • Vol. 31, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 1992
  • pp: 6558–6560

Large-angle light scattering at large size parameters

Tuan W. Chen and William S. Smith  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 30, pp. 6558-6560 (1992)

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The generalized eikonal amplitude for light scattering at large size parameters by a dielectric sphere is modified to account more rigorously for the phase-change difference caused by the presence of the medium. The resulting amplitude is shown to work well for scattering at large angles. It accurately predicts the positions of maxima and minima for scattering angles up to 60° for perpendicularly polarized light.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 18, 1991
Published: October 20, 1992

Tuan W. Chen and William S. Smith, "Large-angle light scattering at large size parameters," Appl. Opt. 31, 6558-6560 (1992)

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