The shape effect of inelastic scattering by small particles is investigated using geometrical optics. The particles considered are described by surfaces composed of triangles. In order to determine the accuracy of this model, the results for an approximated sphere with different degrees of discretization are compared with the result for a smooth sphere. The triangulation method is then used for describing a superellipsoid. This enables us to consider inelastic scattering for a variety of particles by changing only a few parameters.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 29, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 19, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 20, 2006
Thomas Weigel, Jörg Schulte, and Gustav Schweiger, "Inelastic scattering by particles of arbitrary shape," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 2797-2802 (2006)