Light scattering characteristics of a small sphere: resonant and directive scattering conditions

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In this extended paper we discuss the directive scattering characteristics of small dielectric spheres. Particularly, a recently introduced heuristic method utilizing the Pade approximants of the Mie coefficients is presented. With this method the resonant conditions of the magnetic multipole resonances are extracted. We expand the described method for exploring the Kerker radiation conditions, i.e., maximum forward and backscattering, for the case of a dielectric, non-magnetic sphere. The presented and results enhance our physical intuition of the triggered mechanisms and can be readily used as guidelines for the design of Huygens sources and other all-dielectric composites.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium - Spring (PIERS)
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventProgress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 22 May 201725 May 2017

Publication series

NameProgress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium
ISSN (Print)1559-9450
ISSN (Electronic)1931-7360


ConferenceProgress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium
Abbreviated titlePIERS
CountryRussian Federation
CitySt. Petersburg

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