## Scattering of a partially-coherent wave from a material circular cylinder |

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 26, pp. 32327-32339 (2013)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.032327

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### Abstract

The case of a partially-coherent wave scattered from a material circular cylinder is investigated. Expressions for the TM* ^{z}* and TE

*scattered-field cross-spectral density functions are derived by utilizing the plane-wave spectrum representation of electromagnetic fields and cylindrical wave transformations. From the analytical scattered-field cross-spectral density functions, the mean scattering widths are derived and subsequently validated via comparison with those computed from Method of Moments Monte Carlo simulations. The analytical relations as well as the simulation results are discussed and physically interpreted. Key insights are noted and subsequently analyzed.*

^{z}© 2013 Optical Society of America

**OCIS Codes**

(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics

(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering

(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves

(290.2558) Scattering : Forward scattering

(290.5825) Scattering : Scattering theory

**ToC Category:**

Coherence and Statistical Optics

**History**

Original Manuscript: October 21, 2013

Revised Manuscript: December 4, 2013

Manuscript Accepted: December 6, 2013

Published: December 19, 2013

**Citation**

Milo W. Hyde, Andrew E. Bogle, and Michael J. Havrilla, "Scattering of a partially-coherent wave from a material circular cylinder," Opt. Express **21**, 32327-32339 (2013)

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-26-32327

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