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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2004
  • pp: 2320–2323

Local-field resonance in light scattering by a single water droplet with spherical dielectric inclusions

Daniel Jakubczyk, Gennadiy Derkachov, Marcin Zientara, Marciej Kolwas, and Krystyna Kolwas  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 21, Issue 12, pp. 2320-2323 (2004)

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Light scattering by an evaporating water droplet several micrometers in size with spherical dielectric inclusions was investigated. The evolution of the droplet radius and the effective refractive index was determined. A deviation from predictions by standard effective-medium theories in the form of a resonance was encountered. Simple analysis of the phenomenon was conducted, and a qualitative explanation was proposed.

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OCIS Codes
(290.3030) Scattering : Index measurements
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(350.4990) Other areas of optics : Particles

Original Manuscript: March 26, 2004
Revised Manuscript: June 25, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: June 25, 2004
Published: December 1, 2004

Daniel Jakubczyk, Gennadiy Derkachov, Marcin Zientara, Marciej Kolwas, and Krystyna Kolwas, "Local-field resonance in light scattering by a single water droplet with spherical dielectric inclusions," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 21, 2320-2323 (2004)

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