The beam-shape coefficients of arbitrary off-axis Gaussian beams in spheroidal coordinates are evaluated with a generalized Lorenz-Mie theory. The light-scattering properties of absorbing and nonabsorbing homogeneous spheroidal particles, such as the angular distribution of scattered intensity for a wide range of particles sizes and different complex refractive indices versus the magnitude and location of the beam waist, are investigated.
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Yingping Han, Gerard Gréhan, and Gerard Gouesbet, "Generalized Lorenz-Mie Theory for a Spheroidal Particle with Off-Axis Gaussian-Beam Illumination," Appl. Opt. 42, 6621-6629 (2003)