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Transition operators in electromagnetic-wave diffraction theory - General theoryA formal theory is developed for the scattering of time-harmonic electromagnetic waves from impenetrable immobile obstacles with given linear, homogeneous, and generally nonlocal boundary conditions of Leontovich (impedance) type for the wave of the obstacle's surface. The theory is modeled on the complete Green's function and the transition (T) operator in time-independent formal scattering theory of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics. An expression for the differential scattering cross section for plane electromagnetic waves is derived in terms of certain matrix elements of the T operator for the obstacle.
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Hahne, G. E.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
May 15, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: Physical Review A
Volume: 45
Issue: 10, M
ISSN: 1050-2947
Subject Category
Physics (General)
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