Light scattering by three-dimensional objects with semi-hard boundaries

Olga Korotkova, Serkan Sahin, Elena Shchepakina

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We introduce analytical models for scattering potentials of particles that have ellipsoid-, cylinder-, and parallelepiped-like shapes and adjustable edge sharpness with the help of the three-dimensional versions of the multi-Gaussian functions. The far fields produced upon scattering from such potentials are examined in detail and are shown to qualitatively and quantitatively depend on the scatterer's symmetry type as well as its orientation and edge sharpness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1782-1787
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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