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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2002
  • pp: 1208–1210

Anomalous scattering from dielectric bispheres in the specular direction

Hideki T. Miyazaki, Hiroshi Miyazaki, and Kenjiro Miyano  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 14, pp. 1208-1210 (2002)

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Resonant scattering from dielectric bispheres in the specular direction (the so-called specular resonance), previously known only in the microwave range, has been observed at the optical wavelength. Systematic experiments with micrometer-sized dielectric bispheres assembled by micromanipulation, together with rigorous numerical calculations, reveal that this scattering is a precursor of the classical rainbow and is a general phenomenon observed in the wide range of size parameters (>5 for n=1.59) for various refractive indices.

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OCIS Codes
(080.1510) Geometric optics : Propagation methods
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(290.5820) Scattering : Scattering measurements
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

Hideki T. Miyazaki, Hiroshi Miyazaki, and Kenjiro Miyano, "Anomalous scattering from dielectric bispheres in the specular direction," Opt. Lett. 27, 1208-1210 (2002)

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