A hybrid modeling technique is reported for studying inelastic (Raman and fluorescent) scattering from molecules embedded in spherical particles of large optical size parameters. The modeling technique, which combines the Lorenz–Mie theory (for determination of the incident excitation field) with a geometric optics formulation (for determination of an inelastic-scattering efficiency function), permits predictions of a weighting function inside a particle and also the angular scattering patterns. These calculations provide insight into the scattering processes and may serve as a theoretical basis for guiding experiments and interpreting results in aerosol particle thermometry by using inelastic-scattering techniques.
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