Semiclassical scattering phenomena appearing in the far-zone scattered intensity of a point source of electromagnetic radiation inside a spherical particle are examined in the context of both ray theory and wave theory, and the evolution of the phenomena is studied as a function of source position. A number of semiclassical effects that do not occur for plane-wave scattering by the sphere appear prominently for scattering by an interior source. These include a series of scattering resonances and a new family of rainbows in regions of otherwise total internal reflection. Diffractive effects accompanying the semiclassical phenomena are also examined.
© 2001 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 12, 2001
Revised Manuscript: June 8, 2001
Manuscript Accepted: May 22, 2001
Published: December 1, 2001
James A. Lock, "Semiclassical scattering of an electric dipole source inside a spherical particle," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 18, 3085-3097 (2001)