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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3556–3567

Radiative corrections to the polarizability tensor of an electrically small anisotropic dielectric particle

S. Albaladejo, R. Gómez-Medina, L. S. Froufe-Pérez, H. Marinchio, R. Carminati, J. F. Torrado, G. Armelles, A. García-Martín, and J. J. Sáenz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 4, pp. 3556-3567 (2010)

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Radiative corrections to the polarizability tensor of isotropic particles are fundamental to understand the energy balance between absorption and scattering processes. Equivalent radiative corrections for anisotropic particles are not well known. Assuming that the polarization within the particle is uniform, we derived a closed-form expression for the polarizability tensor which includes radiative corrections. In the absence of absorption, this expression of the polarizability tensor is consistent with the optical theorem. An analogous result for infinitely long cylinders was also derived. Magneto optical Kerr effects in non-absorbing nanoparticles with magneto-optical activity arise as a consequence of radiative corrections to the electrostatic polarizability tensor.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(160.3820) Materials : Magneto-optical materials
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

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Original Manuscript: October 19, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 21, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 11, 2010
Published: February 3, 2010

S. Albaladejo, R. Gómez-Medina, L. S. Froufe-Pérez, H. Marinchio, R. Carminati, J. F. Torrado, G. Armelles, A. García-Martín, and J. J. Sáenz, "Radiative corrections to the polarizability tensor of an electrically small anisotropic dielectric particle," Opt. Express 18, 3556-3567 (2010)

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