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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2011
  • pp: 4080–4082

Rayleigh approximation for axisymmetric scatterers

V. B. Il’in and V. G. Farafonov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 20, pp. 4080-4082 (2011)

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The Rayleigh approximation is known to be designed only for small ellipsoidal scatterers. We suggest an approach that allows one to find a simple, often analytical, long-wavelength approximation for nonellipsoidal particles. We apply the approach to axisymmetric scatterers and utilize Chebyshev particles to study the main properties of the obtained approximation. To a certain degree, it can be considered as an extension of the Rayleigh approximation to nonspheroidal scatterers.

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OCIS Codes
(290.3770) Scattering : Long-wave scattering
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(290.5870) Scattering : Scattering, Rayleigh
(290.5825) Scattering : Scattering theory

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Original Manuscript: June 30, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 20, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 20, 2011
Published: October 13, 2011

V. B. Il’in and V. G. Farafonov, "Rayleigh approximation for axisymmetric scatterers," Opt. Lett. 36, 4080-4082 (2011)

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