Electromagnetic wave scattering by a sphere on a layered substrate
AuthorAssi, Fadi Ismail, 1963-
AdvisorCangellaris, Andreas C.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe problem of electromagnetic scattering by a sphere on a layered substrate is treated and numerical results are presented. Initially, the Rayleigh limit, where the sphere radius is small compared to the wavelength, is considered. Closed-form expressions for the far-zone scattered fields are derived from the radiation of the induced dipoles in the sphere in the presence of the substrate, and these incorporate in a rather explicit manner the various parameters of the problem. The general case, where the ratio sphere radius/wavelength is arbitrary, is also considered. A rigorous formulation is used based on the Mie solution for the scattering by a sphere in a homogeneous medium and an extension of Weyl's method for dipole radiation in the presence of a flat surface. Numerical results obtained using the rigorous formulation for electrically small spheres are in very good agreement with those obtained using the Rayleigh approximate method.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Electrical and Computer Engineering