Electromagnetic Wave Scattering from Particles of Arbitrary Shapes

Report No. ARL-RP-0443
Authors: Dmitry Petrov, YuriyShkuratov, and GordenVideen
Date/Pages: June 2013; 16 pages
Abstract: We consider a general solution of the electromagnetic wave scattering problem for arbitrarily shaped homogeneous particles, whose surface can be expressed by a function of angular coordinates, using a Laplace series expansion. This can include regularly shaped particles (e.g., ellipsoids and cubes) as well as irregularly shaped particles like Gaussian spheres. For calculations of scattering properties of the particles, we use the approach based on the Sh-matrix. The Sh-matrix elements deduced from the T-matrix technique allow one to separate the shape effects from size- and refractive-index-dependent parameters. The separation also allows the corresponding surface integrals to be solved analytically for different particle shapes. In this manuscript, we give analytical expressions for the Sh-matrix elements for arbitrary shaped particles that ca
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