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  • Vol. 64, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1974
  • pp: 1593–1597

Mie scattering by spheres in an absorbing medium

W. C. Mundy, J. A. Roux, and A. M. Smith  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 64, Issue 12, pp. 1593-1597 (1974)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.64.001593


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Abstract

Equations are developed for Mie scattering by spheres (particles, bubbles, or voids) embedded in an absorbing medium. Computations demonstrate that under certain conditions the extinction-efficiency factor, Qext, can be less than the scattering-efficiency factor, Qs. In fact, Qext, as commonly defined, can be negative. Also, results are shown for the angular scattering distribution by a void, which indicate that the intensity of the backward-scattered light can be greater than the forward-scattered light.

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W. C. Mundy, J. A. Roux, and A. M. Smith, "Mie scattering by spheres in an absorbing medium," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 64, 1593-1597 (1974)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-64-12-1593

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