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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1449–1451

Evanescent and propagating electromagnetic fields in scattering from point-dipole structures: reply to comment

Tero Setälä, Matti Kaivola, and Ari T. Friberg  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 19, Issue 7, pp. 1449-1451 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.19.001449


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Abstract

In this reply, we point out that Xiao’s comment [J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19, 1447–1448 (2002)] on our paper [J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 18, 678 (2001)] is based on groundless statements and misunderstandings.

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OCIS Codes
(180.5810) Microscopy : Scanning microscopy
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

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Tero Setälä, Matti Kaivola, and Ari T. Friberg, "Evanescent and propagating electromagnetic fields in scattering from point-dipole structures: reply to comment," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19, 1449-1451 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-19-7-1449


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