We present an application of the group-theory-based method for solving the problem of Mie scattering of evanescent waves by a dielectric sphere. Comparison with the conventional multipole expansion method is also discussed. The developed method is relevant to the near-field optical scanning microscope theoretical modeling problem.
© 1998 Optical Society of America
(240.4350) Optics at surfaces : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(260.6970) Physical optics : Total internal reflection
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory
A. V. Zvyagin and K. Goto, "Mie scattering of evanescent waves by a dielectric sphere: comparison of multipole expansion and group-theory methods," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 15, 3003-3008 (1998)