Applied Physics A

, Volume 92, Issue 4, pp 773–776

Enhanced scattering efficiencies in spherical particles with weakly dissipating anisotropic materials


DOI: 10.1007/s00339-008-4572-5

Cite this article as:
Luk’yanchuk, B.S. & Qiu, CW. Appl. Phys. A (2008) 92: 773. doi:10.1007/s00339-008-4572-5


This paper discusses light scattering by a small spherical particle with low dissipation rate and radial anisotropy in optical and magnetic properties, according to the extension of the Mie theory to the diffraction by an anisotropic sphere. It is shown that near plasmon (polariton) resonance frequencies anisotropy can lead to an additional increase in field enhancement.



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Data Storage Institute, Agency for Science, Technology and ResearchSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore