## Two Software Tools for Plane-Wave Scattering on Nonspherical Particles in the German Aerospace Center’s Virtual Laboratory

Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 35, pp. 6371-6379 (2004)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.43.006371

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### Abstract

We present the methodological background, the range of applicability, and the on-line usage of two software packages, MIESCHKA and CYL, which we have developed for light-scattering analysis on nonspherical particles. MIESCHKA solves Maxwell’s equations in a rigorous way but is restricted to axisymmetric geometries, whereas CYL is an approximation for finite columns with nonspherical cross sections. We have established an easy on-line access to both of these programs through the Virtual Laboratory. Its generic software infrastructure was designed to simplify the web-based usage and to support the intercomparability of scientific software.

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**OCIS Codes**

(010.1310) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric scattering

(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering

**Citation**

Jochen Wauer, Karsten Schmidt, Tom Rother, Thilo Ernst, and Michael Hess, "Two Software Tools for Plane-Wave Scattering on Nonspherical Particles in the German Aerospace Center’s Virtual Laboratory," Appl. Opt. **43**, 6371-6379 (2004)

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