Abstract

A one-dimensional Airy beam light sheet has the advantage of nondiffraction and self-reconstruction after encountering particles. The angular scattering of an Airy beam by a homogeneous sphere is numerically studied in this paper using Mie theory and a plane-wave spectrum method. The effects of sphere radius, refractive index, beam width, and sphere position on the angular distribution of scattering light are simulated. Correlation coefficients are employed to investigate whether Airy beam scattering can be approximated to be plane-wave scattering for computational efficiency. The results can be applied in light scattering measurement that uses an Airy beam aiming at reducing multiple scattering.

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