Abstract

A number of unusual electromagnetic scattering effects for magnetic spheres are described. When = μ, the backscatter gain is zero; the scattered radiation is polarized in the same sense as the incident radiation. In the small-particle (or long-wavelength) limit, conditions are described for zero forward scatter, for complete polarization of scattered radiation in other directions, and for asymmetry of forward scatter to backscatter. The special case in the small-particle limit of m = 1, i.e., μ = 1/, provides interesting special instances of complete polarization and forward-scatter-to-backscatter asymmetry.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

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