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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2011
  • pp: 337–339

Light scattering by wavelength-sized particles “dusted” with subwavelength-sized grains

Michael I. Mishchenko, Janna M. Dlugach, and Daniel W. Mackowski  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 3, pp. 337-339 (2011)

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The numerically exact superposition T-matrix method is used to compute the scattering cross sections and the Stokes scattering matrix for polydisperse spherical particles covered with a large number of much smaller grains. We show that the optical effect of the presence of microscopic dust on the surfaces of wavelength-sized, weakly absorbing particles is much less significant than that of a major overall asphericity of the particle shape.

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OCIS Codes
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.1090) Scattering : Aerosol and cloud effects
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(290.5825) Scattering : Scattering theory

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Original Manuscript: November 17, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 13, 2010
Published: January 25, 2011

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Michael I. Mishchenko, Janna M. Dlugach, and Daniel W. Mackowski, "Light scattering by wavelength-sized particles “dusted” with subwavelength-sized grains," Opt. Lett. 36, 337-339 (2011)

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