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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 23 — Nov. 8, 2010
  • pp: 23865–23871

Extended discrete dipole approximation and its application to bianisotropic media

R. Alcaraz de la Osa, P. Albella, J. M. Saiz, F. González, and F. Moreno  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 23, pp. 23865-23871 (2010)

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In this research we introduce the formalism of the extension of the discrete dipole approximation to a more general range of tensorial relative permittivity and permeability. Its performance is tested in the domain of applicability of other methods for the case of composite materials (nanoshells). Then, some early results on bianisotropic nanoparticles are presented, to show the potential of the Extended Discrete Dipole Approximation (E-DDA) as a new tool for calculating the interaction of light with bianisotropic scatterers.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(050.1755) Diffraction and gratings : Computational electromagnetic methods
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(160.2710) Materials : Inhomogeneous optical media

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: August 25, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 22, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 28, 2010
Published: October 28, 2010

R. Alcaraz de la Osa, P. Albella, J. M. Saiz, F. González, and F. Moreno, "Extended discrete dipole approximation and its application to bianisotropic media," Opt. Express 18, 23865-23871 (2010)

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