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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1988
  • pp: 4856–4860

Electromagnetic scattering from a dielectric helix

P. Chiappetta and B. Torresani  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 27, Issue 23, pp. 4856-4860 (1988)

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We compute the differential scattering cross sections for a dielectric helix whose dimensions are comparable to the incident radiation wavelength, using a discrete model and a multiple scattering development (low energy model). The numerical results are compared to experimental data on microwave scattering by a dielectric right-handed helix.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 19, 1988
Published: December 1, 1988

P. Chiappetta and B. Torresani, "Electromagnetic scattering from a dielectric helix," Appl. Opt. 27, 4856-4860 (1988)

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