Based on the generalized multiparticle Mie theory and the Fourier transformation approach, electromagnetic (EM) scattering of two interacting homogeneous uniaxial anisotropic spheres with parallel primary optical axes is investigated. By introducing the Fourier transformation, the EM fields in the uniaxial anisotropic spheres are expanded in terms of the spherical vector wave functions. The interactive scattering coefficients and the expansion coefficients of the internal fields are derived through the continuous boundary conditions on which the interaction of the bispheres is considered. Some selected calculations on the effects of the size parameter, the uniaxial anisotropic absorbing dielectric, and the sphere separation distance are described. The backward radar cross section of two uniaxial anisotropic spheres with a complex permittivity tensor changing with the sphere separation distance is numerically studied. The authors are hopeful that the work in this paper will help provide an effective calibration for further research on the scattering characteristic of an aggregate of anisotropic spheres or other shaped anisotropic particles.
© 2011 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 30, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 5, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 8, 2010
Published: January 11, 2011
Vol. 6, Iss. 3 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
Zheng-Jun Li, Zhen-Sen Wu, and Hai-Ying Li, "Analysis of electromagnetic scattering by uniaxial anisotropic bispheres," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 28, 118-125 (2011)