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DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.96.033822

Plane-wave coupling formalism for T-matrix simulations of light scattering by nonspherical particles

Theobald, Dominik; Egel, Amos; Gomard, Guillaume; Lemmer, Uli

The computation of light scattering by the superposition T-matrix scheme has been restricted thus far to systems made of particles that are either sparsely distributed or of near-spherical shape. In this work, we extend the range of applicability of the T-matrix method by accounting for the coupling of scattered fields between highly nonspherical particles in close vicinity. This is achieved using an alternative formulation of the translation operator for spherical vector wave functions, based on a plane-wave expansion of the particle's scattered electromagnetic field. The accuracy and versatility of the present approach is demonstrated by simulating arbitrarily oriented and densely packed spheroids, for both dielectric and metallic particles.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Mikrostrukturtechnik (IMT)
Lichttechnisches Institut (LTI)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0556-2791, 1050-2947, 1094-1622, 2469-9926, 2469-9934
KITopen ID: 1000073861
HGF-Programm 43.23.04; LK 01
Erschienen in Physical review / A
Band 96
Heft 3
Seiten Art. Nr. 033822
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