Light scattering by a sphere on a substrate
Abstract
The problem of light scattering by a sphere on a substrate is treated using Mie's solution for scattering by a sphere in a homogeneous medium and an extension of Weyl's method for the calculation of the reflection of dipole radiation by a flat surface. The developed theory can be applied to spheres with a radius of the order of the wavelength of the incident light. Particular solutions are given for the case of a perfectly conducting substrate and for the socalled static limit. In the latter case it is shown that the solution is equivalent to that obtained by Wind, Vlieger and Bedeaux for small spheres.
 Publication:

Physica A Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
 Pub Date:
 July 1986
 DOI:
 10.1016/03784371(86)900725
 Bibcode:
 1986PhyA..137..209B