We show that the large-size parameter limit of the scattering efficiency of a spherical particle of relative refractive index mr embedded in an absorbing medium is equal to |mr − 1|2/|mr + 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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I. Wayan Sudiarta and Petr Chýlek, "Mie Scattering by a Spherical Particle in an Absorbing Medium," Appl. Opt. 41, 3545-3546 (2002)