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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1623–1628

Peculiarities in light scattering by spherical particles with radial anisotropy

Cheng-Wei Qiu and Boris Luk’yanchuk  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 25, Issue 7, pp. 1623-1628 (2008)

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Light scattering by a spherical particle with radial anisotropy is discussed by extending Mie theory to diffraction by an anisotropic sphere, including both the electric and the magnetic anisotropy ratio. It is shown that radial anisotropy may lead to great modifications in scattering efficiencies and field enhancement, elucidating the importance of anisotropies in the control of scattering. The capacity for nondissipating damping is demonstrated for anisotropic spheres with different signs in radial and transversal permittivities.

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OCIS Codes
(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

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Original Manuscript: February 21, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 28, 2008
Published: June 19, 2008

Cheng-Wei Qiu and Boris Luk'yanchuk, "Peculiarities in light scattering by spherical particles with radial anisotropy," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 1623-1628 (2008)

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