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Journal of Nanophotonics • Open Access

Editorial: Vanishing methods
Author(s): Akhlesh Lakhtakia

Paper Abstract

One of my graduate students decided to use a popular commercial software in order to investigate scattering by three-dimensional (3-D) objects. Within a few weeks, he came up with very nice plots of scattering patterns as well as colorful spatial profiles of scattered fields. As the 3-D objects were of complicated shapes and my brain is still wired to analytical treatments of scattering, I asked him to repeat his calculations for a sphere made of an isotropic material. After looking at the diagrams he supplied, I decided that something had gone wrong.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 2013
PDF: 3 pages
J. Nanophoton. 7(1) 070199 doi: 10.1117/1.JNP.7.070199
Published in: Journal of Nanophotonics Volume 7, Issue 1
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Akhlesh Lakhtakia, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)

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