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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 20 — Oct. 4, 2004
  • pp: 4959–4972

Modified theory of physical optics

Yusuf Z. Umul  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 20, pp. 4959-4972 (2004)

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A new procedure for calculating the scattered fields from a perfectly conducting body is introduced. The method is defined by considering three assumptions. The reflection angle is taken as a function of integral variables, a new unit vector, dividing the angle between incident and reflected rays into two equal parts is evaluated and the perfectly conducting (PEC) surface is considered with the aperture part, together. This integral is named as Modified Theory of Physical Optics (MTPO) integral. The method is applied to the reflection and edge diffraction from a perfectly conducting half plane problem. The reflected, reflected diffracted, incident and incident diffracted fields are evaluated by stationary phase method and edge point technique, asymptotically. MTPO integral is compared with the exact solution and PO integral for the problem of scattering from a perfectly conducting half plane, numerically. It is observed that MTPO integral gives the total field that agrees with the exact solution and the result is more reliable than that of classical PO integral.

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OCIS Codes
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

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Original Manuscript: August 2, 2004
Revised Manuscript: September 26, 2004
Published: October 4, 2004

Yusuf Umul, "Modified theory of physical optics," Opt. Express 12, 4959-4972 (2004)

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