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)