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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 2001
  • pp: 2546–2550

Scattering of Laser Pulses (Plane Wave and Focused Gaussian Beam) by Spheres

Loïc Mees, Gerard Gouesbet, and Gerard Gréhan  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 15, pp. 2546-2550 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.40.002546


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Abstract

The scattering of laser pulses (in the femtosecond–picosecond range) by large spheres is investigated. We call a sphere large when its diameter is larger than the length associated with the pulse duration, allowing one to observe the temporal separation of scattering modes including surface waves.

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OCIS Codes
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

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Loïc Mees, Gerard Gouesbet, and Gerard Gréhan, "Scattering of Laser Pulses (Plane Wave and Focused Gaussian Beam) by Spheres," Appl. Opt. 40, 2546-2550 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-40-15-2546


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