A spheroidal coordinate separation-of-variables solution has been developed for the determination of internal, near-surface, and scattered electromagnetic fields of a layered spheroid (either prolate or oblate) with arbitrary monochromatic illumination (e.g., plane wave or focused Gaussian beam). Calculated results are presented for layered 2:1 axis ratio prolate and oblate spheroids with an equivalent sphere size parameter of 20.
© 2001 Optical Society of America
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(280.1100) Remote sensing and sensors : Aerosol detection
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics
John P. Barton, "Internal, Near-Surface, and Scattered Electromagnetic Fields for a Layered Spheroid with Arbitrary Illumination," Appl. Opt. 40, 3598-3607 (2001)