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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2005
  • pp: 1035–1041

Effect of rotational invariance on the monostatic characteristics of matched bodies

Cesar Monzon, Louis N. Medgyesi-Mitschang, and Donald W. Forester  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 22, Issue 6, pp. 1035-1041 (2005)

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It is shown analytically and numerically that a matched ε = μ reciprocal object with rotational symmetry will not produce any backscattering when illuminated along the axis of symmetry unless the body is invariant under a rotation by 180°. The purpose of this work is to generalize the monostatic theorem of Weston to arbitrary rotational symmetry, thereby providing a basic rule for scattering by complex bodies. The theory is illustrated by application to a few selected scatterers.

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OCIS Codes
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering

Original Manuscript: July 16, 2004
Revised Manuscript: December 2, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: December 3, 2004
Published: June 1, 2005

Cesar Monzon, Louis N. Medgyesi-Mitschang, and Donald W. Forester, "Effect of rotational invariance on the monostatic characteristics of matched bodies," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 22, 1035-1041 (2005)

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