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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)

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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.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

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

Original Manuscript: August 14, 2000
Revised Manuscript: December 13, 2000
Published: May 20, 2001

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)

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