Perturbation Approach to Light Scattering by Non-Spherical Particles

  • J. T. Kiehl
  • M. W. Ko
  • A. Mugnai
  • Petr Chýlek


Applying perturbation theory we have derived the first order perturbation corrections to the scattering characteristics for the case of light scattering by slightly deformed spheres. Numerical results are compared with those obtained using the extended boundary condition method. The range of applicability of the first order perturbation corrections are discussed.


Perturbation Theory Light Scattering Order Perturbation Perturbation Approach Order Perturbation Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. T. Kiehl
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. W. Ko
    • 3
  • A. Mugnai
    • 4
  • Petr Chýlek
    • 2
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Atmospheric ScienceState Univ. of N.Y. at AlbanyAlbanyUSA
  2. 2.National Center for Atmospheric ResearchBoulderUSA
  3. 3.Atmospheric and Environmental ResearchCambridgeUSA
  4. 4.CNR-LPS, Elettrofisica AtmosfericaFrascatiItaly
  5. 5.Atmospheric Sciences Research CenterState Univ. of N.Y. at AlbanyAlbanyUSA

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