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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1996
  • pp: 623–625

Coherent backscattering by two-sphere clusters

Michael I. Mishchenko  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 9, pp. 623-625 (1996)

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Rigorous numerical solutions of Maxwell’s equations are used to show, for what is believed to be the first time, that simple scattering systems composed of two interacting wavelength-sized spheres exhibit a coherent backscattering effect analogous to that observed previously for optically thick discrete random media comprising large numbers of scatterers.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 20, 1995
Published: May 1, 1996

Michael I. Mishchenko, "Coherent backscattering by two-sphere clusters," Opt. Lett. 21, 623-625 (1996)

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