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
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)