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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2509–2513

On-axis Gaussian beam scattering by a chiral cylinder

Yuman Zhai, Huayong Zhang, and Yufa Sun  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 29, Issue 11, pp. 2509-2513 (2012)

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An analytic solution to the scattering by an infinite chiral cylinder, for oblique incidence of an on-axis Gaussian beam, is constructed by expanding the incident Gaussian beam scattered fields as well as internal fields in terms of appropriate cylindrical vector wave functions. The unknown expansion coefficients are determined by a system of linear equations derived from the boundary conditions. For a localized beam model, the scattering characteristics that are different from the case of an infinite dielectric cylinder are described in detail and discussed concisely.

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(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory

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Original Manuscript: August 2, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 30, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 8, 2012
Published: October 31, 2012

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Yuman Zhai, Huayong Zhang, and Yufa Sun, "On-axis Gaussian beam scattering by a chiral cylinder," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29, 2509-2513 (2012)

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