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)].
© 2002 Optical Society of America
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)