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Mishchenko 2006

Mishchenko, M.I., 2006: The electromagnetic optical theorem revisited. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 101, 404-410, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2006.02.046.

We revisit the optical theorem relevant to the far-field electromagnetic scattering by an arbitrary particle. We compute both the Poynting vector and the energy density of the total field and demonstrate once again that, despite a recent claim to the contrary, the extinction is caused by the interference of the incident and the forward-scattered field. However, caution must be exercised when one describes electromagnetic scattering using a formalism based on the coherency dyad since this approach may lead to unphysical artifacts.

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  author={Mishchenko, M. I.},
  title={The electromagnetic optical theorem revisited},
  journal={Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer},

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ID  - mi08010f
AU  - Mishchenko, M. I.
PY  - 2006
TI  - The electromagnetic optical theorem revisited
JA  - J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer
JO  - Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
VL  - 101
SP  - 404
EP  - 410
DO  - 10.1016/j.jqsrt.2006.02.046
ER  -

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