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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2012
  • pp: 3390–3392

Non-Rayleigh scattering behavior for anisotropic Rayleigh particles

Y. X. Ni, L. Gao, A. E. Miroshnichenko, and C. W. Qiu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 16, pp. 3390-3392 (2012)

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Derived from the light scattering by a radially anisotropic sphere, unusual scattering behavior is exhibited, which breaks the Rayleigh law (scattering efficiency Qscaq4 as q0, where q is the size parameter). Under certain conditions, we demonstrate an asymptotical relation between Qsca and q, i.e., Qsca=Fq8, which is not realizable for isotropic particles in Rayleigh regime. Moreover, suitable adjustment of the anisotropic parameters can further suppress the coefficient F, resulting in enhanced transparency of the anisotropic particle.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(290.5870) Scattering : Scattering, Rayleigh

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: April 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 3, 2012
Published: August 8, 2012

Y. X. Ni, L. Gao, A. E. Miroshnichenko, and C. W. Qiu, "Non-Rayleigh scattering behavior for anisotropic Rayleigh particles," Opt. Lett. 37, 3390-3392 (2012)

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