Coherence effects in Mie scattering

D.G. Fischer, T. van Dijk, T.D. Visser, E. Wolf

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The scattering of a partially coherent beam by a deterministic, spherical scatterer is studied. In particular, the Mie scattering by a Gaussian Schell-model beam is analyzed. Expressions are derived for (a) the extinguished power, (b) the radiant intensity of the scattered field, and (c) the encircled energy in the far field. It is found that the radiant intensity and the encircled energy in the far field depend on the degree of coherence of the incident beam, whereas the extinguished power does not. (C) 2011 Optical Society of America
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-84
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America. A: Optics, image science, and vision.
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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