Abstract

Equations are developed for Mie scattering by spheres (particles, bubbles, or voids) embedded in an absorbing medium. Computations demonstrate that under certain conditions the extinction-efficiency factor, <i>Q</i><sub>ext</sub>, can be less than the scattering-efficiency factor, <i>Q</i><sub>s</sub>. In fact, <i>Q</i><sub>ext</sub>, as commonly defined, can be negative. Also, results are shown for the angular scattering distribution by a void, which indicate that the intensity of the backward-scattered light can be greater than the forward-scattered light.

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Kerker, M.

M. Kerker, The Scattering of Light and Other Electromagnetic Radiation (Academic, New York, 1969), pp. 39–50.

Müller, P. R.

A. M. Smith, K. E. Tempelmeyer, P. R. Müller, and B. E. Wood, Am. Inst. Aeronaut. Astronaut. J. 7, 2274 (1969).

Rawson, E. G.

E. G. Rawson, Appl. Opt. 10, 2778 (1971).

Ross, W. D.

W. D. Ross, Appl. Opt. 11, 1919 (1972).

Smith, A. M.

A. M. Smith, K. E. Tempelmeyer, P. R. Müller, and B. E. Wood, Am. Inst. Aeronaut. Astronaut. J. 7, 2274 (1969).

Stratton, J. A.

J. A. Stratton, Electromagnetic Theory (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1941), pp. 563–569.

Tempelmeyer, K. E.

A. M. Smith, K. E. Tempelmeyer, P. R. Müller, and B. E. Wood, Am. Inst. Aeronaut. Astronaut. J. 7, 2274 (1969).

Wood, B. E.

A. M. Smith, K. E. Tempelmeyer, P. R. Müller, and B. E. Wood, Am. Inst. Aeronaut. Astronaut. J. 7, 2274 (1969).

Other

E. G. Rawson, Appl. Opt. 10, 2778 (1971).

A. M. Smith, K. E. Tempelmeyer, P. R. Müller, and B. E. Wood, Am. Inst. Aeronaut. Astronaut. J. 7, 2274 (1969).

J. A. Stratton, Electromagnetic Theory (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1941), pp. 563–569.

M. Kerker, The Scattering of Light and Other Electromagnetic Radiation (Academic, New York, 1969), pp. 39–50.

W. D. Ross, Appl. Opt. 11, 1919 (1972).

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