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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1111–1123

Mie scattering by an anisotropic object. Part I. Homogeneous sphere

Brian Stout, Michel Nevière, and Evgeny Popov  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 23, Issue 5, pp. 1111-1123 (2006)

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Establishing a vector spherical harmonic expansion of the electromagnetic field propagating inside an arbitrary anisotropic medium, we extend Mie theory to the diffraction by an anisotropic sphere, with or without losses. The particular case of a uniaxial material leads to a simpler analysis. This work opens the way to the construction of a differential theory of diffraction by a three-dimensional object with arbitrary shape, filled by an arbitrary anisotropic material.

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OCIS Codes
(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

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Original Manuscript: July 18, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: October 21, 2005

Brian Stout, Michel Nevière, and Evgeny Popov, "Mie scattering by an anisotropic object. Part I. Homogeneous sphere," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 1111-1123 (2006)

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