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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2004
  • pp: 1239–1241

Analytical techniques for addressing forward and inverse problems of light scattering by irregularly shaped particles

Xu Li, Zhigang Chen, Jianmin Gong, Allen Taflove, and Vadim Backman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 11, pp. 1239-1241 (2004)

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Understanding light scattering by nonspherical particles is crucial in modeling the transport of light in realistic structures such as biological tissues. We report the application of novel analytical approaches based on modified Wentzel–Kramers–Brillouin and equiphase-sphere methods that facilitate accurate characterization of light scattering by a wide range of irregularly shaped dielectric particles. We also demonstrate that these approaches have the potential to address the inverse-scattering problem by means of a spectral analysis of the total scattering cross section of arbitrarily shaped particles.

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OCIS Codes
(170.6510) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, tissue diagnostics
(290.3200) Scattering : Inverse scattering
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

Xu Li, Zhigang Chen, Jianmin Gong, Allen Taflove, and Vadim Backman, "Analytical techniques for addressing forward and inverse problems of light scattering by irregularly shaped particles," Opt. Lett. 29, 1239-1241 (2004)

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