Departmental Papers (BE)

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Journal Article

Date of this Version

September 2004


We present a derivation of the optical theorem that makes it possible to obtain expressions for the extinguished power in a very general class of problems not previously treated. The results are applied to the analysis of the extinction of power by a scatterer in the presence of a lossless half space. Applications to microscopy and tomography are discussed.


Copyright American Physical Society. Reprinted from Physical Review E, Volume 70, Issue 3, Article 036611, September 2004, 7 pages.
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Date Posted: 21 May 2005

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