Electromagnetic scattering as a radiation reaction problem

Jamil Daboul, J. Hans D. Jensen

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Electromagnetic scattering is treated as a dynamical problem, by equating the external torque exerted by the incident wave on the sphere to the self torque due to the radiated (scattered) wave. For Imech=0,our scattering amplitude is equal to the usual P-wave amplitude of the electromagnetic scattering on an infinitely conducting sphere. The poles of the scattering amplitude, in particular their dependence on Imech, are studied. For example, a pole on the positive imaginary axis, which usually corresponds to a bound state, corresponds to a runaway solution in our case. Non-decaying resonances are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-486
Number of pages8
JournalZeitschrift für Physik
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Oct 1973

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (all)


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