### Abstract

Theoretical expressions for the internal and external electromagnetic fields for an arbitrary electromagnetic beam incident upon a homogeneous spherical particle are derived, and numerical calculations based upon this theoretical development are presented. In particular, spatial distributions of the internal and near-surface electric field magnitude (source function) for a focused fundamental (TEM_{00} mode) Gaussian beam of 1.06 μm wavelength and 4 μm beam waist diameter incident upon a 5-μm-diam water droplet in air are presented as a function of the location of the beam focal point relative to the sphere center. The calculations indicate that the internal and near-surface electric field magnitude distribution can be strongly dependent upon relative focal point positioning and may differ significantly from the corresponding electric field magnitude distribution expected from plane-wave irradiation.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 1632-1639 |

Number of pages | 8 |

Journal | Journal of Applied Physics |

Volume | 64 |

Issue number | 4 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Dec 1 1988 |

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*Journal of Applied Physics*,

*64*(4), 1632-1639. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.341811

**Internal and near-surface electromagnetic fields for a spherical particle irradiated by a focused laser beam.** / Barton, J. P.; Alexander, D. R.; Schaub, S. A.

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*Journal of Applied Physics*, vol. 64, no. 4, pp. 1632-1639. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.341811

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T1 - Internal and near-surface electromagnetic fields for a spherical particle irradiated by a focused laser beam

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N2 - Theoretical expressions for the internal and external electromagnetic fields for an arbitrary electromagnetic beam incident upon a homogeneous spherical particle are derived, and numerical calculations based upon this theoretical development are presented. In particular, spatial distributions of the internal and near-surface electric field magnitude (source function) for a focused fundamental (TEM00 mode) Gaussian beam of 1.06 μm wavelength and 4 μm beam waist diameter incident upon a 5-μm-diam water droplet in air are presented as a function of the location of the beam focal point relative to the sphere center. The calculations indicate that the internal and near-surface electric field magnitude distribution can be strongly dependent upon relative focal point positioning and may differ significantly from the corresponding electric field magnitude distribution expected from plane-wave irradiation.

AB - Theoretical expressions for the internal and external electromagnetic fields for an arbitrary electromagnetic beam incident upon a homogeneous spherical particle are derived, and numerical calculations based upon this theoretical development are presented. In particular, spatial distributions of the internal and near-surface electric field magnitude (source function) for a focused fundamental (TEM00 mode) Gaussian beam of 1.06 μm wavelength and 4 μm beam waist diameter incident upon a 5-μm-diam water droplet in air are presented as a function of the location of the beam focal point relative to the sphere center. The calculations indicate that the internal and near-surface electric field magnitude distribution can be strongly dependent upon relative focal point positioning and may differ significantly from the corresponding electric field magnitude distribution expected from plane-wave irradiation.

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