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Title: A generalized Debye source approach to electromagnetic scattering in layered media

The standard solution to time-harmonic electromagnetic scattering problems in homogeneous layered media relies on the use of the electric field dyadic Green's function. However, for small values of the governing angular frequency ω, evaluation of the electric field using this Green's function exhibits numerical instability. In this short note, we provide an alternative approach which is immune from this low-frequency breakdown as ω → 0. Our approach is based on the generalized Debye source representation of Maxwell fields. Using this formulation, the electric and magnetic fields gracefully decouple in the static limit, a behavior similar to that of the classical Lorenz-Debye-Mie representation of Maxwell fields in spherical geometries. We derive extensions of both the generalized Deybe source and Lorenz-Debye-Mie representations to planar geometries, as well as provide equations for the solution of scattering from a perfectly conducting half-space and in layered media using a Sommerfeld-like approach. These formulas are stable as ω tends to zero, and offer alternatives to the electric field dyadic Green's function.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, 251 Mercer Street, New York, New York 10012 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22251609
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Mathematical Physics; Journal Volume: 55; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ELECTRIC FIELDS; EVALUATION; GEOMETRY; GREEN FUNCTION; INSTABILITY; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MATHEMATICAL SOLUTIONS; SCATTERING; SPACE