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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1991
  • pp: 477–482

Scattering by a small object close to an interface. II. Study of backscattering

K. O. Muinonen, A. H. Sihvola, I. V. Lindell, and K. A. Lumme  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 8, Issue 3, pp. 477-482 (1991)

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Scattering by a small object located close to an interface is analyzed according to the exact-image theory formulation. The scatterer is assumed to be small compared with wavelength, permitting the electric-dipole approximation, and to have a scalar polarizability. After the derivation of the dipole moment, investigations concentrate on far-field scattering. Backscattering enhancement and reversal of linear polarization are confirmed through statistical averaging over scatterer height and system orientation.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 11, 1990
Manuscript Accepted: September 29, 1990
Published: March 1, 1991

K. O. Muinonen, A. H. Sihvola, K. A. Lumme, and I. V. Lindell, "Scattering by a small object close to an interface. II. Study of backscattering," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 8, 477-482 (1991)

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