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  • Editor: Bernard Kippelen
  • Vol. 20, Iss. S4 — Jul. 2, 2012
  • pp: A530–A544

Enhanced scattering and absorption due to the presence of a particle close to an interface

N. Dahan and J.-J. Greffet  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue S4, pp. A530-A544 (2012)

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We study the influence of the presence of an interface on the scattering by a Rayleigh scatterer. The influence of an interface on the spontaneous emission has been known for many years. Here, we study the influence on the extinction cross-section and absorption cross-section. We provide a detailed analysis of interference and near-field effects. We show that the presence of a Rayleigh scatterer may enhance the specular reflection or specular transmission under certain conditions. Finally, we analyze the enhancement of absorption in the bulk in the presence of a small scatterer.

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(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy

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Original Manuscript: May 1, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 5, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 5, 2012
Published: June 15, 2012

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N. Dahan and J.-J. Greffet, "Enhanced scattering and absorption due to the presence of a particle close to an interface," Opt. Express 20, A530-A544 (2012)

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