We investigate the inelastic scattering on spherical particles that contain one concentric inclusion in the case of input and output resonances, using a geometrical optics method. The excitation of resonances is included in geometrical optics by use of the concept of tunneled rays. To get a quantitative description of optical tunneling on spherical surfaces, we derive appropriate Fresnel-type reflection and transmission coefficients for the tunneled rays. We calculate the inelastic scattering cross section in the case of input and output resonances and investigate the influence of the distribution of the active material in the particle as well as the influence of the inclusion on inelastic scattering.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 17, 2002
Revised Manuscript: August 26, 2002
Manuscript Accepted: August 26, 2002
Published: February 1, 2003
Jörg Schulte and Gustav Schweiger, "Resonant inelastic scattering by use of geometrical optics," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 20, 317-324 (2003)