Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves by a Cylinder Moving along its Axis

Dan Censor

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The scattering of a time-harmonic, linearly polarized plane electromagnetic wave by a cylinder uniformly moving along its axis is discussed. The formalism is relativistically exact, and explicit forms are provided for first-order velocity effects. Consideration is given to both a cylinder moving in free space, using the procedure suggested by Einstein, and two refractive media; it is verified that the first case is a special case of the second one. Thin scatterers are considered and it is shown that no first-order velocity effects are present. For a moving medium, having in its rest frame the same constitutive parameters as the surrounding medium, it is shown that the velocity-independent part vanishes, but scattered fields of the first order in the velocity are still present. Moreover, these waves appear with the opposite polarization (compared to the incident wave).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-158
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1969
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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