The scattering of plane waves by dielectric particles is an age-old problem for which a complete solution was given by Gustav Mie (1908). Mie’s solution to the plane-wave case was later extended to the evanescent case in order to achieve resolutions beyond the Rayleigh limit. Solutions exist based on the multipole expansion method and group-theory method. Present work suggests an alternative solution to the scattering of evanescent waves by a spherical dielectric particle, by obtaining the scattering coefficients from Debye’s potentials as solved by Born and Wolf in the plane-wave case.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
Original Manuscript: March 26, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 1, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 8, 2009
Published: October 13, 2009
Ravi Sastri Ayyagari and Sudhakar Nair, "Scattering of P-polarized evanescent waves by a spherical dielectric particle," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 2054-2058 (2009)