A geometrical optics approximation was used for calculations of inelastic (Raman and fluorescent) scattering on particles with large size parameters. The inelastic part of the radiation was obtained by use of the principle of ray reversibility. The technique presented simplifies the computations and provides a geometric interpretation of how far-field patterns can be calculated by use of the internal field distributions. The numerical results for homogeneous spherical particles are compared with the classic dipole solution.
© 1999 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 27, 1998
Revised Manuscript: October 20, 1998
Published: February 20, 1999
Nadejda Velesco and Gustav Schweiger, "Geometrical optics calculation of inelastic scattering on large particles," Appl. Opt. 38, 1046-1052 (1999)