Electromagnetic Wave Scattering on Nonspherical Particles

Basic Methodology and Simulations

  • Tom Rother

Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 145)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-12
  2. Tom Rother
    Pages 17-76
  3. Tom Rother
    Pages 123-163
  4. Tom Rother
    Pages 165-195
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    Pages 277-287
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 1-4

About this book


This book gives a detailed overview of the theory of electromagnetic wave scattering on single, homogeneous, but nonspherical particles. A related Green’s function formalism is systematically developed which provides a powerful mathematical basis not only for the development of numerical approaches but also to discuss those general aspects like symmetry, unitarity, and the validity of Rayleigh’s hypothesis. Example simulations are performed in order to demonstrate the usefulness of the developed formalism as well as to introduce the simulation software which is provided on a CD-ROM with the book.


Green's functions Huygens' principle Light scattering modeling Rayleigh's hypothesis Simulation T-matrix approach development electromagnetic wave

Authors and affiliations

  • Tom Rother
    • 1
  1. 1.Raumfahrt (DLR)Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- undNeustrelitzGermany

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