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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2004
  • pp: 804–809

Calculation of the near field of aggregates of arbitrary spheres

Hongxing Xu  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 21, Issue 5, pp. 804-809 (2004)

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We study a numerical method of calculating the near field of ensembles of arbitrary spheres by extending Mie theory. A recursive method based on the orders of scattering is presented. This method represents a concise way to calculate the near field of aggregates of any number of arbitrary spheres. Numerical examples are given to show its validity.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory

Original Manuscript: August 4, 2003
Revised Manuscript: December 10, 2003
Manuscript Accepted: December 10, 2003
Published: May 1, 2004

Hongxing Xu, "Calculation of the near field of aggregates of arbitrary spheres," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 21, 804-809 (2004)

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