Electromagnetic scattering for multilayered sphere: Recursive algorithms
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1991 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 26, Issue 6, pages 1393–1401, November-December 1991
How to Cite
1991), Electromagnetic scattering for multilayered sphere: Recursive algorithms, Radio Sci., 26(6), 1393–1401, doi:10.1029/91RS01192., and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 25 MAR 1991
- Manuscript Received: 27 MAR 1990
We have proposed more stable and accurate recursing equations and a computing procedure to calculate scattering coefficients for a multilayered sphere. The procedure involves three logarithmic derivatives of Ricatti-Bessel functions ψn′(z)/ ψn(z), χn′(z)/ χn(z), and ξn ′(z)/ξn (z), as well as the ratio ψn(z)/χn(z). The asymptotic behavior, stability, and accuracy of the procedure and scattering coefficients an and bn are discussed for any complex refractive indices. This procedure can be used for large and small inhomogeneous spherical particles.