Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-30-2013

Abstract

The case of a partially-coherent wave scattered from a material circular cylinder is investigated. Expressions for the TMz and TEz scattered-field cross-spectral density functions are derived by utilizing the plane-wave spectrum representation of electromagnetic fields and cylindrical wave transformations. From the analytical scattered-field cross-spectral density functions, the mean scattering widths are derived and subsequently validated via comparison with those computed from Method of Moments Monte Carlo simulations. The analytical relations as well as the simulation results are discussed and physically interpreted. Key insights are noted and subsequently analyzed.

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Posted on AFIT Scholar in accordance with the Optical Society of America's Gold Open Access Policy Statement for Optics Materials Express and Optics Express. A 12-month embargo was observed for this posting.

A citation to the version of record at OSA is noted below.

DOI

10.1364/OE.21.032327

Source Publication

Optics Express

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