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Derivatives of light scattering properties of a nonspherical particle computed with the T-matrix method

Feng Xu and Anthony B. Davis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 22, pp. 4464-4466 (2011)

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Based on the T-matrix formalism, we analytically calculate derivatives of light scattering quantities by a nonspherical particle with respect to its microphysical parameters. Illustrative computations are performed for a spheroid, and the results agree with those obtained by finite differencing. The proposed formalism also predicts correctly derivatives for a sphere obtained by linearized Lorenz–Mie theory.

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(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

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Original Manuscript: July 26, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 3, 2011
Published: November 17, 2011

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Vol. 7, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Feng Xu and Anthony B. Davis, "Derivatives of light scattering properties of a nonspherical particle computed with the T-matrix method," Opt. Lett. 36, 4464-4466 (2011)

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