Abstract

Coherence effects in the backward-scattering direction, such as enhanced backscattering (EBS) and the appearance of a negative polarization branch (NPB), are investigated for a simple scattering system composed of two dipolelike particles separated by a fixed distance. The influence on these effects of coupling resonances between the particles is analyzed. The appearance of these coherent phenomena (EBS and NPB) and their relationship as a function of the optical properties of the particles (polarizability) and particle separation are also studied.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Two-particle model to study fluctuations of scattered radiation: multiple-scattering effects

O. Merchiers, J. M. Saiz, F. González, and F. Moreno
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 22(3) 497-503 (2005)

Effect of retarded dipole–dipole interactions between island particles on the optical plasma-resonance absorption of a silver-island film

Tomuo Yamaguchi, Sadafumi Yoshida, and Akira Kinbara
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 64(11) 1563-1568 (1974)

Scattering enhancement from an array of interacting dipoles near a planar waveguide

Brian J. Soller and Dennis G. Hall
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19(10) 2437-2448 (2002)

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

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