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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 1989
  • pp: 1338–1344

Scattering of linearly polarized microwave radiation from a dielectric target including the interaction between target elements

Richard D. Haracz, Leonard D. Cohen, Alice R. W. Presley, and Ariel Cohen  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 28, Issue 7, pp. 1338-1344 (1989)

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The theory for finding the internal field within a dielectric helix when the radiation has a wavelength larger than the diameter of the helical wire is presented. Intensities are calculated and compared to an experiment and to the theoretical results of an earlier paper that does not include the self-interaction effect. The internal field is defined in terms of a polarization matrix that is assumed to be constant across any cross section of the helix. It is found that target self-iteractions have a significant effect on the internal field. It is also noted that this effect for the far field intensities, although significant and generally a better fit to the data, is not profoundly different. That is, the effects of a more appropriately constructed internal field are less important than the geometry effect in the far field.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 8, 1988
Published: April 1, 1989

Richard D. Haracz, Leonard D. Cohen, Alice R. W. Presley, and Ariel Cohen, "Scattering of linearly polarized microwave radiation from a dielectric target including the interaction between target elements," Appl. Opt. 28, 1338-1344 (1989)

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