We study the spiral spectra scattered off transparent dielectric spheres when probed by different Laguerre–Gaussian
light beams, carrying nested topological wavefront dislocations. We show that such scattering data may be employed
to determine geometrical properties of the spheres, such as their position. The technique is a generalization
of standard Mie scattering, and it can be extended to study and to characterize nanospheres.
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CitationPetrov, D. [et al.]. Characterization of dielectric spheres by spiral imaging. "Optics letters", 2012, vol. 37, núm. 5, p. 869-871.
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