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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 8 — Apr. 14, 2008
  • pp: 5926–5933

Closed form formula for Mie scattering of nonparaxial analogues of Gaussian beams

Nicole J. Moore and Miguel A. Alonso  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 8, pp. 5926-5933 (2008)

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A closed form formula is found for the Mie scattering coefficents of incident complex focus beams (which are a nonparaxial generalization of Gaussian beams) with any numerical aperture. This formula takes the compact form of multipoles evaluated at a single complex point. Included are the cases of incident scalar fields as well as electromagnetic fields with many polarizations, such as linear, circular, azimuthal and radial. Examples of incident radially and azimuthally polarized beams are presented.

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OCIS Codes
(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory
(290.5825) Scattering : Scattering theory

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Original Manuscript: January 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 4, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 8, 2008
Published: April 11, 2008

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Nicole J. Moore and Miguel A. Alonso, "Closed form formula for Mie scattering of nonparaxial analogues of Gaussian beams," Opt. Express 16, 5926-5933 (2008)

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