Scattering of a Gaussian Beam by a Sphere Using a Bromwich Formulation : Case of an Arbitrary Location

  • Gérard Gouesbet
  • Bruno Maheu
  • Gérard Gréhan


The present paper is devoted to the generalization1 of the Mie scattering theory for a sphere illuminated by a plane wave to the case when the scatter center is illuminated by a Gaussian beam. Such a fundamental theory may lead, in other steps, to important applications in optical sizing, by enabling the researchers to design rigorous approaches to the principles of a few optical sizing methods (the visibility or the phase Doppler techniques, for instance).


Phase Angle Gaussian Beam Scattered Intensity Transversal Electric Scatter Center 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gérard Gouesbet
    • 1
  • Bruno Maheu
    • 1
  • Gérard Gréhan
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Energétique des Systèmes et ProcédésUA CNRS 230 — INSA de Rouen — BP 08Mont-Saint-AignanFrance

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