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.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
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)