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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2014
  • pp: 907–913

Optical wave equation for light scattering in micro- and nanostructured media and its application

Valeri I. Kovalev  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 31, Issue 5, pp. 907-913 (2014)

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An optical wave equation for scattered light in materials with macroscopic spatial inhomogeneities is presented and analyzed. The equation is applicable to a variety of linear and nonlinear optical interactions in media with intrinsic, induced, or engineered inhomegeneities. While it is valid regardless of the spatial scale of these inhomogeneities, the strongest effect is expected from inhomogeneities of a subwavelength scale size typical for nanostructured optical media.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(290.5825) Scattering : Scattering theory

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Original Manuscript: December 10, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 24, 2014
Published: April 3, 2014

Valeri I. Kovalev, "Optical wave equation for light scattering in micro- and nanostructured media and its application," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31, 907-913 (2014)

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