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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2002
  • pp: 3545–3546

Mie scattering by a spherical particle in an absorbing medium

I. Wayan Sudiarta and Petr Chýlek  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 18, pp. 3545-3546 (2002)

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We show that the large-size parameter limit of the scattering efficiency of a spherical particle of relative refractive index m r embedded in an absorbing medium is equal to |m r - 1|2/|m r + 1|2 and not to zero as has been claimed in a recent article [J. Appl. Opt. 40, 1354–1361 (2001)].

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OCIS Codes
(290.2200) Scattering : Extinction
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory

Original Manuscript: October 5, 2001
Revised Manuscript: February 20, 2002
Published: June 20, 2002

I. Wayan Sudiarta and Petr Chýlek, "Mie scattering by a spherical particle in an absorbing medium," Appl. Opt. 41, 3545-3546 (2002)

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  1. Q. Fu, W. Sun, “Mie theory for light scattering by a spherical particle in an absorbing medium,” Appl. Opt. 40, 1354–1361 (2001). [CrossRef]
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