Analytical techniques for addressing forward and inverse problems of light scattering by irregularly shaped particles

Xu Li, Zhigang Chen, Jianmin Gong, Allen Taflove, Vadim Backman

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Abstract

Understanding light scattering by nonspherical particles is crucial in modeling the transport of light in realistic structures such as biological tissues. We report the application of novel analytical approaches based on modified Wentzel–Kramers–Brillouin and equiphase-sphere methods that facilitate accurate characterization of light scattering by a wide range of irregularly shaped dielectric particles. We also demonstrate that these approaches have the potential to address the inverse-scattering problem by means of a spectral analysis of the total scattering cross section of arbitrarily shaped particles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1239-1241
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume29
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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