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Accurate light scattering for non spherical particles from Mie-type theory

Hourahine, Benjamin and Holms, Kenneth and Papoff, Francesco (2012) Accurate light scattering for non spherical particles from Mie-type theory. In: 3rd Workshop on theory, modelling and computational methods for semiconductors (TMCSII). Journal of Physics Conference Series . IOP, Bristol.

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Abstract

We report a new approach for accurate calculation of optical cross sections and internal and scattered fields at any point in space for micro- and nanoparticles. Our approach is based on constructing the intrinsic optical modes of general smooth particles and hence optimised surface Green functions that, for any incident field, provide an a priori upper bound on the error and identify the class of incident fields with largest error.