Abstract

Based on the expansion of a Gaussian beam in terms of spheroidal vector wave functions given by us and the generalized Lorenz–Mie theory that provides the general framework, a theoretical procedure to determine the scattered fields of a spheroidal particle for incidence of a Gaussian beam described by a localized beam model is presented. As a result, for a dielectric and conducting spheroidal particle, numerical results of the normalized differential scattering cross section are evaluated, and the scattering characteristics are discussed concisely.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
Related Articles
Light scattering by a core–mantle spheroidal particle

Victor G. Farafonov, Nikolai V. Voshchinnikov, and Vadim V. Somsikov
Appl. Opt. 35(27) 5412-5426 (1996)

Scattering of a spheroidal particle illuminated by a Gaussian beam

Yiping Han and Zhensen Wu
Appl. Opt. 40(15) 2501-2509 (2001)

Expansion of an arbitrarily oriented, located, and shaped beam in spheroidal coordinates

Feng Xu, Kuanfang Ren, and Xiaoshu Cai
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24(1) 109-118 (2007)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (4)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (26)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription