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  • Vol. 67, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1977
  • pp: 561–563

Light scattering by small particles in an absorbing medium

Petr Chýlek  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 67, Issue 4, pp. 561-563 (1977)

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Extinction for the scattering by small particles embedded in an absorbing medium is defined and a generalized form of an optical theorem is derived. In general, the extinction is related to both the forward and the backward scattering amplitude.

© 1977 Optical Society of America

Petr Chýlek, "Light scattering by small particles in an absorbing medium," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 67, 561-563 (1977)

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