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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2054–2058

Scattering of P-polarized evanescent waves by a spherical dielectric particle

Ravi Sastri Ayyagari and Sudhakar Nair  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 11, pp. 2054-2058 (2009)

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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.

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(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

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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)

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