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Light Scattering by Systems of Particles

Null-FieldMethodwithDiscrete Sources: Theory and Programs


  • Presents the most appropriate method for theoretical simulation of light scattering


Part of the Springer Series in OPTICAL SCIENCES book series (SSOS, volume 124)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Pages 83-182
  3. Pages 183-251
  4. Pages 253-260
  5. Pages 261-287
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 303-324

About this book


Light Scattering by Systems of Particles comprehensively develops the theory of the null-field method, while covering almost all aspects and current applications. The "Null-field Method with Discrete Sources" is an extension of the Null-field Method (also called T-Matrix Method) to compute light scattering by arbitrarily shaped dielectric particles. This book incorporates FORTRAN programs and exemplary simulation results that demonstrate all aspects of the latest developments of the method. Worked examples of the application of the FORTRAN programs show readers how to adapt or modify the programs for their specific application.


Discrete sources method Extended boundary condition method Null-field method T-matrix method light scattering simulation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Methodik der FernerkundungDeutsches Institut für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.OberpfaffenhofenGermany
  2. 2.University of BremenBremenGermany
  3. 3.Applied Mathematics and Computer Science FacultyMoscow State UniversityBremenGermany

About the authors

Adrian Doicu is Research Scientist at the Remote Sensing Technology Institute, DLR Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V., Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, prior to this he was Research Scientists at the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany.

Thomas Wriedt is Head of the Particle Technology and Particle Characterization Department of the Institut für Werkstofftechnik, Bremen, Germany.

Yuri Eremin is Research Professor at the Applied Mathematics and Computer Science Faculty, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Light Scattering by Systems of Particles
  • Book Subtitle Null-FieldMethodwithDiscrete Sources: Theory and Programs
  • Authors Adrian Doicu
    Thomas Wriedt
    Yuri A. Eremin
  • Series Title Springer Series in OPTICAL SCIENCES
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-33696-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-44728-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-33697-6
  • Series ISSN 0342-4111
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 322
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Optics, Lasers, Photonics, Optical Devices
    Engineering, general
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From the reviews:

"The well-written book is devoted to the light scattering of diverse particles encountered in practical applications. … the book is written for physics and engineering students, and for practical researchers … . The development of the subject of the monograph is well-documented by a comprehensive bibliography. An Index contains the most important terms used in the book." (Georg Hebermehl, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1163, 2009)