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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 40, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2001
  • pp: 5487–5494

Scattering and internal fields of a microsphere that contains a saturable absorber: finite-difference time-domain simulations

Steven C. Hill, Gorden Videen, Wenbo Sun, and Qiang Fu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 30, pp. 5487-5494 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.40.005487


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Abstract

Illumination intensities that are used to induce scattering and fluorescence in aerosols can be large enough to cause variations in the refractive index. Methods used to calculate the scattering from homogeneous particles may not be valid for these systems. We use the finite-difference time-domain method and an iterative technique to model scattering by microspheres that contain a saturable absorber. We illustrate this technique by calculating the scattering from spheres that contain tryptophan. We show the Mueller scattering matrices along with the internal intensity distributions for different incident intensities. The backscattering increases as the illumination intensity becomes large enough to saturate the absorption in regions of the sphere.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.1100) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Aerosol detection
(190.3970) Nonlinear optics : Microparticle nonlinear optics
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

History
Original Manuscript: November 7, 2000
Revised Manuscript: April 13, 2001
Published: October 20, 2001

Citation
Steven C. Hill, Gorden Videen, Wenbo Sun, and Qiang Fu, "Scattering and internal fields of a microsphere that contains a saturable absorber: finite-difference time-domain simulations," Appl. Opt. 40, 5487-5494 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-40-30-5487

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