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Title: Scattering of electromagnetic waves by cylinder inside uniaxial hyperbolic medium

Abstract

We study electromagnetic wave scattering inside a hyperbolic medium by a circular cylinder. The hyperbolic medium’s unique properties result in scattering behaviors that differ greatly from scattering by the same cylinder inside a positive isotropic medium. Incident wave polarization is preserved for all angles of incidence and the scattered waves have the same polarization in the far-field region. TM-polarized plane wave scattering is highly anisotropic. At any given frequency, the dielectric cylinder’s scattering properties can vary from the Rayleigh regime, to the resonant regime, to the evanescent regime, by simply changing the angle of incidence. At a given angle, as a function of frequency, the scattering efficiency exhibits narrow resonant features associated with Fano interference. We also show that a magnetic cylinder’s scattering can be suppressed. All of these effects stem from the hyperbolic medium’s properties, as well as point to the interesting opportunities of tailoring scattering properties by controlling the surrounding medium.

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Research Org.:
Stanford Univ., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1493498
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1609883
Grant/Contract Number:  
FG02-07ER46426
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Optics Express
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Optics Express Journal Volume: 27 Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 1094-4087
Publisher:
Optical Society of America (OSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; Optics

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Rituraj,, Catrysse, Peter B., and Fan, Shanhui. Scattering of electromagnetic waves by cylinder inside uniaxial hyperbolic medium. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.27.003991.
Rituraj,, Catrysse, Peter B., & Fan, Shanhui. Scattering of electromagnetic waves by cylinder inside uniaxial hyperbolic medium. United States. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.27.003991
Rituraj,, Catrysse, Peter B., and Fan, Shanhui. Mon . "Scattering of electromagnetic waves by cylinder inside uniaxial hyperbolic medium". United States. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.27.003991.
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abstractNote = {We study electromagnetic wave scattering inside a hyperbolic medium by a circular cylinder. The hyperbolic medium’s unique properties result in scattering behaviors that differ greatly from scattering by the same cylinder inside a positive isotropic medium. Incident wave polarization is preserved for all angles of incidence and the scattered waves have the same polarization in the far-field region. TM-polarized plane wave scattering is highly anisotropic. At any given frequency, the dielectric cylinder’s scattering properties can vary from the Rayleigh regime, to the resonant regime, to the evanescent regime, by simply changing the angle of incidence. At a given angle, as a function of frequency, the scattering efficiency exhibits narrow resonant features associated with Fano interference. We also show that a magnetic cylinder’s scattering can be suppressed. All of these effects stem from the hyperbolic medium’s properties, as well as point to the interesting opportunities of tailoring scattering properties by controlling the surrounding medium.},
doi = {10.1364/OE.27.003991},
journal = {Optics Express},
number = 4,
volume = 27,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
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}

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