Light Scattering from a Sphere Near a Plane Interface

  • G. Videen
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/3-540-46614-2_5

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 534)
Cite this paper as:
Videen G. (2000) Light Scattering from a Sphere Near a Plane Interface. In: Moreno F., González F. (eds) Light Scattering from Microstructures. Lecture Notes in Physics, vol 534. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


Light scattered from particles near a plane interface have important implications in many branches of science. Applications range from radar detection and remote sensing to clean-room monitoring and quality control in the manufacture of silicon wafers. The most fundamental system of this type is that of a sphere near a plane interface. Calculating the scattering is complicated because the boundary conditions at the sphere and plane surfaces must be satisfied simultaneously, and these two systems represent two fundamentally different geometries. In this chapter we present an analytical solution to this problem that retains the physics and may be used as a basis for more numerically intensive techniques necessary when the system constituents become irregular.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Videen
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  1. 1.Army Research LaboratoryAdelphi

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