Volume 85, Number 4, February 2009
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||16 February 2009|
Scattering of narrow stationary beams and short pulses on spheres
Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences - Al. Lotników 32/46, 02-668 Warsaw, Poland, EU
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 26 January 2009
A finite-width Gaussian-like beam scattered by a hard and dielectric sphere is shown to be well approximated by a superposition of plane waves, intersecting at small angles and scattered by the sphere. Thus in the presented model, the scattering results are described globally by simple analytical formulas. Furthermore, the scattering of short pulses composed of discrete frequency waves on a hard or dielectric sphere is described. This extends the Lorenz-Mie theory for scattering of plane waves.
PACS: 03.65.Nk – Scattering theory / 42.25.Fx – Diffraction and scattering / 42.68.Mj – Scattering, polarization
© EPLA, 2009
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.