OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America A

Journal of the Optical Society of America A

| OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION

  • Vol. 22, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2005
  • pp: 1127–1131

Light scattering from a birefringent cylinder, spider silk, slimmer than the wavelength approaches dipole radiation

Fumiaki Tajima and Yoshio Nishiyama  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 22, Issue 6, pp. 1127-1131 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.22.001127


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (347 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Using a plane-polarized laser of wavelength λ = 543.5 or 441.6 nm and spider silk, we investigated the diffraction of a transparent cylinder of diameter D λ λ 5 at normal incidence. The measured pattern corresponded well to the one calculated by a rigorous solution of the theory for the problem. The birefringent index and D of the sample could be determined simultaneously. The experimental data of the scattering cross section for D < λ 4 suggested that the data approached dipole radiation.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(290.5820) Scattering : Scattering measurements

History
Original Manuscript: August 5, 2004
Revised Manuscript: December 8, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: December 9, 2004
Published: June 1, 2005

Citation
Fumiaki Tajima and Yoshio Nishiyama, "Light scattering from a birefringent cylinder, spider silk, slimmer than the wavelength approaches dipole radiation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 22, 1127-1131 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-22-6-1127


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics7th ed. (Cambridge U. Press, Cambridge, UK, 1999), Chap. 8. [CrossRef]
  2. A. Sommerfeld, Optics, transl. by O. Laporte, and P. A. Moldauer (Academic, New York, 1954), Sec. 34.
  3. Ref. [2], Sec. 39.
  4. Ref. [1], Chap. 11.
  5. Ref. [2], Sec. 38.
  6. H. C. van de Hulst, Light Scattering by Small Particles, (Dover, New York, 1981), Chap. 15.
  7. J. L. Lundberg, “Light scattering from large fibers at normal incidence,” J. Colloid Interface Sci. 29, 565–583 (1969). [CrossRef]
  8. T. Okoshi, K. Hotate, “Refractive-index profile of an optical fiber: its measurement by the scattering-pattern method,” Appl. Opt. 15, 2756–2764 (1976). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. L. S. Watkins, “Scattering from side-illuminated clad glass fibers for determination of fiber parameters,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 64, 767–772 (1974). [CrossRef]
  10. E. Zimmermann, R. Dandliker, N. Souli, “Scattering of an off-axis Gaussian beam by a dielectric cylinder compared with a rigorous electromagnetic approach,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 12, 398–403 (1995). [CrossRef]
  11. W. A. Farone, M. Kerker, “Light scattering from long submicron glass cylinders at normal incidence,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 56, 481–487 (1966). [CrossRef]
  12. E. Matijevic, R. H. Ottewill, M. Kerker, “Light scattering by infinite cylinders. Spider fibers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 51, 115–116 (1961). [CrossRef]
  13. Y. Nishiyama, S. Kurita, I. Yamamoto, Y. Ishizuka, T. Watanabe, D. Kobayashi, K. Odanaka, Y. Hyogo, “Diameter and refractive index of a cylindrical thread determined by scattered light pattern,” Opt. Rev. 8, 90–94 (2001). [CrossRef]
  14. M. Kerker, The Scattering of Light and Other Electromagnetic Radiation (Academic, New York, 1969), Chap. 6.
  15. Y. Nishiyama, A. Sugita, M. Endo, H. Kogoe, K. Yorimasa, T. Sakai, T. Kurosawa, “Birefringence of a transparent cylinder determined by light scattering. Spider silk,” J. Fac. Edu. Hum. Sci. Yokohama Nat. Univ. 4, 11–17 (2002).
  16. M. Abramowitz, I. A. Stegun, Handbook of Mathematical Functions (Dover, New York, 1965), Chap. 9.
  17. L. Kirkup, “A guide to GUM,” Eur. J. Phys. 23, 483–487 (2002). [CrossRef]
  18. BIPM, IEC, IFCC, ISO, IUPAP and OIML, Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement, 1st ed. (International Standards Organization, Geneva, 1993).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited