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Appl Opt. 2004 Mar 20;43(9):1951-6.

Mie-scattering calculation.

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  • Department of Physics, University of Miami, 1320 Campo Sano Drive, Coral Gables, Florida 33124, USA. hongdu@physics.miami.edu

Abstract

The new Mie-scattering calculation is a robust and efficient algorithm used to compute light scattering from spheres. It calculates the ratio between Riccati-Bessel functions instead of the complicated logarithmic derivative. The Kapteyn inequality is used to estimate the number of significant digits of the calculated Riccati-Bessel functions and their ratio. This new algorithm is stable and accurate for both large and small particles. The implemented C++ code yields the same accurate results for both small and large particles compared with Wiscombe's MIEV0 code in double precision. Suggestions are provided for the porting of the MIEV0 code.

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