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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2012
  • pp: 4780–4782

Physical-optics approximation of near-critical-angle scattering by spheroidal bubbles

Fabrice R. A. Onofri, Stefan Radev, Matthias Sentis, and Séverine Barbosa  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 22, pp. 4780-4782 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004780


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Abstract

A first-order approximation is derived for the near-critical-angle scattering of a large spheroidal bubble illuminated by a plane wave propagating along the bubble axis of symmetry. The intensity of the far-field scattering pattern is expressed as a function of the relative refractive index and the two radii of curvature of the spheroidal bubble at the critical impact point.

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OCIS Codes
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(280.2490) Remote sensing and sensors : Flow diagnostics
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: July 25, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 5, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 5, 2012
Published: November 14, 2012

Citation
Fabrice R. A. Onofri, Stefan Radev, Matthias Sentis, and Séverine Barbosa, "Physical-optics approximation of near-critical-angle scattering by spheroidal bubbles," Opt. Lett. 37, 4780-4782 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-22-4780


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