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On the Importance of Local-Field Corrections for Polarizable Particles on a Finite Lattice: Application to the Discrete Dipole Approximation

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Author(s)

A Rahmani, P C. Chaumet, Garnett W. Bryant

Abstract

We investigate the influence of local-field effects on the electromagnetic response of a collection of dipoles. We derive the local-field corrected static polarizability for a collection of dipoles in the case of a scatterer with uniform depolarization. We then use this correction within the discrete dipole approximation to study scattering of an electromagnetic wave by a spherical particle. The local-field correction leads to a new formulation of the discrete dipole approximation. We also discuss the feasibility of a generalization of the local-field correction to arbitrary scatterers.
Citation
Astrophysical Journal
Volume
607
Issue
No 2

Keywords

discrete dipole approximation, electromagnetic theory, light scattering, local-field effects, mie theory

Citation

Rahmani, A. , Chaumet, P. and Bryant, G. (2004), On the Importance of Local-Field Corrections for Polarizable Particles on a Finite Lattice: Application to the Discrete Dipole Approximation, Astrophysical Journal (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created June 1, 2004, Updated February 17, 2017