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  • Vol. 2, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1985
  • pp: 1961–1964

Time-domain far-field scattering of plane scalar waves in the Born approximation

Adrianus T. de Hoop  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 2, Issue 11, pp. 1961-1964 (1985)

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The low-contrast or (first-order) Born approximation is applied to the time-domain scattering of a plane scalar wave by an object of bounded extent present in a homogeneous embedding. Closed-form analytic expressions are obtained for the spherical-wave far-field scattering amplitude related to homogeneous objects of the following shapes: an ellipsoid, an elliptic cylinder of finite height, and a tetrahedron. Dispersion is included. Apart from their intrinsic interest, the results may be useful as test cases for time-domain inverse-scattering algorithms.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 1, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: July 24, 1985
Published: November 1, 1985

Adrianus T. de Hoop, "Time-domain far-field scattering of plane scalar waves in the Born approximation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2, 1961-1964 (1985)

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