Codes for electromagnetic scattering by cylinders


Codes for electromagnetic scattering by cylinders – this article list codes for electromagnetic scattering by a cylinder.

Majority of existing codes for calculation of electromagnetic scattering by a single cylinder are based on Mie theory, which is an analytical solution of Maxwell's equations in terms of infinite series.[1]


The compilation contains information about the electromagnetic scattering by cylindrical particles, relevant links, and applications.[2]

Codes for electromagnetic scattering by a single homogeneous cylinder

Year Name Authors References Language Short description
1983 BHCYL Craig F. Bohren and Donald R. Huffman [1] Fortran Mie solution (infinite series) to scattering, absorption and phase function of electromagnetic waves by a homogeneous cylinder.
1992 SCAOBLIQ2.FOR H. A. Yousif and E. Boutros [3] Fortran Cylinder, oblique incidence.
2002 Mackowski D. Mackowski Fortran Cylinder, oblique incidence.
2008 jMie2D Jeffrey M. McMahon C++ Mie solution. Open-source software.
2015 nwabsorption Sarath Ramadurgam MATLAB Computes various optical properties of a single nanowire with up to 2 shell layers using Mie-formalism.
2017 TMATROM M. Ganesh and Stuart C. Hawkins [4] MATLAB Numerically stable T-matrix code for cylinders (including with noncircular cross sections).
2020 MieSolver Stuart C. Hawkins [5] MATLAB One or more cylinders with mixed properties including solid and layered cylinders.

Relevant scattering codes

See also


  1. ^ a b Bohren, Craig F. and Donald R. Huffman, Title Absorption and scattering of light by small particles, New York : Wiley, 1998, 530 p., ISBN 0-471-29340-7, ISBN 978-0-471-29340-8 (second edition).
  2. ^ T. Wreidt, Light scattering theories and computer codes, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 110, 833–843, 2009.
  3. ^ H. A. Yousif and E. Boutros, A FORTRAN code for the scattering of EM-plane waves by an infinitely long cylinder at oblique incidence", Comput. Phys. Commun. 69, 406–414 (1992).
  4. ^ Ganesh, M.; Hawkins, Stuart C. (2017). "Algorithm 975: TMATROM - A T-matrix Reduced Order Model Software". ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software. 44: 9:1-9:18.
  5. ^ Hawkins, Stuart C. (2020). "Algorithm 1009: MieSolver-An Object-Oriented Mie Series Software for Wave Scattering by Cylinders". ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software. 46: 19:1–19:28. doi:10.1145/3381537. S2CID 218518062.

External links

  • SCATTERLIB: Collection of light scattering codes