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  • Vol. 50, Iss. 36 — Dec. 20, 2011
  • pp: 6652–6656

Geometrically enhanced morphology-dependent resonances of a dielectric sphere

Abdullah Demir, Emre Yüce, Ali Serpengüzel, and James A. Lock  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 36, pp. 6652-6656 (2011)

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The effect that geometrical resonances of orbiting internally reflecting rays have on the morphology-dependent resonances of microspheres is investigated heuristically and numerically using generalized Lorenz–Mie theory. Angularly resolved off-axis Gaussian beam elastic scattering spectra are presented. The results obtained show that the elastic scattering intensity of morphology-dependent resonances is noticeably enhanced in the vicinity of the geometrical resonance scattering angles.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: June 27, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 16, 2011
Published: December 16, 2011

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Abdullah Demir, Emre Yüce, Ali Serpengüzel, and James A. Lock, "Geometrically enhanced morphology-dependent resonances of a dielectric sphere," Appl. Opt. 50, 6652-6656 (2011)

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