Effect of finite terms on the truncation error of Mie series.

@article{Neves2012EffectOF,
  title={Effect of finite terms on the truncation error of Mie series.},
  author={Antonio Alvaro Ranha Neves and Dario Pisignano},
  journal={Optics letters},
  year={2012},
  volume={37 12},
  pages={2418-20}
}
The finite sum of the squares of the Mie coefficients is very useful for addressing problems of classical light scattering. An approximate formula available in the literature, and still in use today, has been developed to determine a priori the number of the most significant terms needed to evaluate the scattering cross section. Here, we obtain an improved formula, which includes the number of terms needed for determining the scattering cross section within a prescribed relative error. This is… CONTINUE READING