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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 20 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 13188–13202

Electromagnetic scattering by a fixed finite object embedded in an absorbing medium

Michael I. Mishchenko  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 20, pp. 13188-13202 (2007)

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This paper presents a general and systematic analysis of the problem of electromagnetic scattering by an arbitrary finite fixed object embedded in an absorbing, homogeneous, isotropic, and unbounded medium. The volume integral equation is used to derive generalized formulas of the far-field approximation. The latter serve to introduce direct optical observables such as the phase and extinction matrices. The differences between the generalized equations and their counterparts describing electromagnetic scattering by an object embedded in a non-absorbing medium are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(030.5620) Coherence and statistical optics : Radiative transfer
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(290.5825) Scattering : Scattering theory
(290.5855) Scattering : Scattering, polarization

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Original Manuscript: September 10, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 24, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 24, 2007
Published: September 26, 2007

Michael I. Mishchenko, "Electromagnetic scattering by a fixed finite object embedded in an absorbing medium," Opt. Express 15, 13188-13202 (2007)

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