Light scattering by a finite obstacle and fano resonances

Michael I Tribelski, Sergej Flach, Andrey E Miroshnichenko, Andriy V Gorbach, Yuri S Kivshar

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The conditions for observing Fano resonances at elastic light scattering by a single finite-size obstacle are discussed. General arguments are illustrated by consideration of the scattering by a small (relative to the incident light wavelength) spherical obstacle based upon the exact Mie solution of the diffraction problem. The most attention is paid to recently discovered anomalous scattering. An exactly solvable one-dimentional discrete model with nonlocal coupling for simulating diffraction in wave scattering in systems with reduced spatial dimensionality is also introduced and analyzed. Deep connections between the resonances in the continuous and discrete systems are revealed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number043903
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number4
Early online date30 Jan 2008
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2008

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Author's name can also be spelled 'Andrey'


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