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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1981
  • pp: 543–545

Experimental results of dependent light scattering by two spheres

R. T. Wang, J. M. Greenberg, and D. W. Schuerman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 6, Issue 11, pp. 543-545 (1981)

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Microwave analog measurements of the forward scattering produced by two spheres yield the extinction as a function of sphere separation for the case of one sphere's being shadowed by the other. The effects of dependent scattering are obvious up to a separation distance of about ten sphere diameters. Side-scattering measurements show a resonance when the axis of the two-sphere system is in the scattering plane and bisects the scattering angle. The magnitude of at least one measured resonance is a factor of 44 larger than the scattering that is due to a single sphere.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 27, 1981
Published: November 1, 1981

R. T. Wang, J. M. Greenberg, and D. W. Schuerman, "Experimental results of dependent light scattering by two spheres," Opt. Lett. 6, 543-545 (1981)

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