Generalized Lorenz-Mie Theories

  • Gérard Gouesbet
  • Gérard Gréhan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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    Pages 23-36
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    Pages 89-116
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  11. Back Matter

About this book


The Lorenz-Mie theory, describing the interaction between a homogeneous sphere and an electromagnetic plane wave, is likely to be one of the most famous theories in light scattering. But, with the advent of lasers and their increasing development in various fields, it has become too old-fashioned to meet most of the modern requisites. The book deals with generalized Lorenz-Mie theories when the illuminating beam is an electromagnetic arbitrary shaped beam, relying on the method of separation of variables. A particular emphasis is stressed on the case of the homogeneous sphere but other regular particles are considered too. An extensive discussion of the methods available to the evaluation of beam shape coefficients describing the illuminating beam is provided, and several methods are discussed. Applications concern many fields such as optical particle sizing and, more generally, optical particle characterization, morphology-dependent resonances, or mechanical effects of light for optical trapping, optical tweezers and optical stretchers. Various computer programs relevant to the contents of the book are furthermore provided.


Experimental Fluid Mechanics GLMT Gaussian Beams Light Scattering Localized Beam Models

Authors and affiliations

  • Gérard Gouesbet
    • 1
  • Gérard Gréhan
    • 1
  1. 1.CNRS UMR 6614 CORIA Université de RouenST.-ETIENNE DU ROUVRAY CXFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-17193-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-17194-9
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