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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 23 — Nov. 17, 2003
  • pp: 3160–3170

Scattered field formulation of finite difference time domain for a focused light beam in dense media with lossy materials

W. A. Challener, I. K. Sendur, and C. Peng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 23, pp. 3160-3170 (2003)

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Using the scattered field finite difference time domain (FDTD) formalism, equations for a plane wave incident from a dense medium onto lossy media are derived. The Richards-Wolf vector field equations are introduced into the scattered field FDTD formalism to model an incident focused beam. The results are compared to Mie theory scattering from spherical lossy dielectric and metallic spheres.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory

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Original Manuscript: September 29, 2003
Revised Manuscript: November 7, 2003
Published: November 17, 2003

W. Challener, I. Sendur, and C. Peng, "Scattered field formulation of finite difference time domain for a focused light beam in dense media with lossy materials," Opt. Express 11, 3160-3170 (2003)

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