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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2011
  • pp: 3957–3959

Scattering of light from particles with semisoft boundaries

Serkan Sahin, Greg Gbur, and Olga Korotkova  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 20, pp. 3957-3959 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.003957


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Abstract

A three-dimensional multi-Gaussian function, being a finite sum of Gaussian functions, is adopted for modeling of a spherically symmetric scatterer with a semisoft boundary, i.e. such that has continuous and adjustable drop in the index of refraction. A Gaussian sphere and a hard sphere are the two limiting cases when the number of terms in multi-Gaussian distribution is one and infinity, respectively. The effect of the boundary’s softness on the intensity distribution of the scattered wave is revealed. The generalization of the model to random scatterers with semisoft boundaries is also outlined.

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OCIS Codes
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(290.5825) Scattering : Scattering theory

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: June 13, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 8, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 8, 2011
Published: October 4, 2011

Citation
Serkan Sahin, Greg Gbur, and Olga Korotkova, "Scattering of light from particles with semisoft boundaries," Opt. Lett. 36, 3957-3959 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-20-3957


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