## Diffraction of a plane wave by an infinitely long circular cylinder or a sphere: solution from Mie theory |

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 23, pp. 5707-5712 (2013)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.52.005707

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### Abstract

Diffraction of an infinitely long circular cylinder normally illuminated by a plane wave is discussed from the classical Mie theory. A rigorous expression of the diffracted light is obtained, which is simply characterized by a factor

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**OCIS Codes**

(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction

(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory

**ToC Category:**

Scattering

**History**

Original Manuscript: March 20, 2013

Revised Manuscript: July 10, 2013

Manuscript Accepted: July 13, 2013

Published: August 7, 2013

**Virtual Issues**

Vol. 8, Iss. 9 *Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics*

**Citation**

Jianqi Shen and Xiaowei Jia, "Diffraction of a plane wave by an infinitely long circular cylinder or a sphere: solution from Mie theory," Appl. Opt. **52**, 5707-5712 (2013)

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