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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2010
  • pp: 883–887

Scattering by a spheroidal particle illuminated with a Gaussian beam described by a localized beam model

Huayong Zhang and Yufa Sun  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 5, pp. 883-887 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.27.000883


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Abstract

Based on the expansion of a Gaussian beam in terms of spheroidal vector wave functions given by us and the generalized Lorenz–Mie theory that provides the general framework, a theoretical procedure to determine the scattered fields of a spheroidal particle for incidence of a Gaussian beam described by a localized beam model is presented. As a result, for a dielectric and conducting spheroidal particle, numerical results of the normalized differential scattering cross section are evaluated, and the scattering characteristics are discussed concisely.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: October 5, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 28, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 1, 2010
Published: April 6, 2010

Citation
Huayong Zhang and Yufa Sun, "Scattering by a spheroidal particle illuminated with a Gaussian beam described by a localized beam model," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 883-887 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-27-5-883


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