The electromagnetic energy stored inside a cylinder, which is irradiated by an electromagnetic plane wave, is calculated analytically. In view of their differing energy density functions, dispersive and nondispersive cylinders are treated separately. Numerical results show that the stored energy exhibits resonant enhancement near the extinction resonances of the cylinder. An application to the calculation of the transport velocity in a two-dimensional disordered medium is presented.
© 1998 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 30, 1997
Revised Manuscript: February 2, 1998
Manuscript Accepted: February 25, 1998
Published: July 1, 1998
R. Ruppin, "Electromagnetic energy inside an irradiated cylinder," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 15, 1891-1895 (1998)