On the expansion of cylindrical vector waves in terms of spherical vector waves

Authors

  • R. J. Pogorzelski,

  • E. Lun


Abstract

An expansion of the nonsingular solutions of the vector wave equation in cylindrical coordinates in terms of the nonsingular solutions of the vector wave equation in spherical coordinates is presented. As an example application of the expansion, the scattering of a particularly simple gaussian beam of electromagnetic radiation by a spherical obstacle is discussed. Both perfectly conducting and dielectric spheres are treated.

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