Manipulation of Backscattering From a Dielectric Cylinder of Triangular Cross-Section Using the Interplay of GO-Like Ray Effects and Resonances

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Sukharevsky I. O., Nosich A. I., ALTINTAŞ A.

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, vol.63, no.5, pp.2162-2169, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier


A triangular dielectric cylinder (dielectric prism) of the size, in cross-section, comparable to or moderately larger than the wavelength is a scatterer, which blends together two different types of electromagnetic behavior: geometrical optics (GO) and resonance. As shown in this paper, the first is responsible, for instance, for enhanced reflection from an isosceles 90 degrees prism, if illuminated from the base. The second is responsible for the peaks in the total scattering and absorption cross-sections (ACSs) at the natural-mode frequencies. The numerical analysis is performed by solving the well-conditioned Muller-type boundary integral equation (IE) discretized using an algorithm with controlled accuracy.