Abstract

We show that the large-size parameter limit of the scattering efficiency of a spherical particle of relative refractive index m r embedded in an absorbing medium is equal to |m r - 1|2/|m r + 1|2 and not to zero as has been claimed in a recent article [J. Appl. Opt. 40, 1354–1361 (2001)].

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