Light scattering by randomly inhomogeneous dielectric spheres in the resonant range

Zhigang Chen*, Allen Taflove, Vadim Backman

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The finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) numerical experiments were conducted and supporting analysis demonstrating that the spectral dependence of the total scattering cross-section of randomly inhomogeneous dielectric spheres of size in the resonant range closely resembles that of their homogeneous counterparts with a volume-averaged refractive index. This holds even for the extreme case where the index of refraction within the inhomogeneous sphere varies randomly over the range from 1.0 to 2.0 and internal inhomogeneities span up to 0.4 dielectric wavelength.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)452-455
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
StatePublished - 2003
Event2003 IEEE International Antennas and Propagation Symposium and USNC/CNC/URSI North American Radio Science Meeting - Columbus, OH, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2003Jun 27 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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