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Scattering and skin depth at the meso- and nanoscale
Author(s): Nitish Chandra
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Paper Abstract

Observations of anomalous far-field scattering patterns from non-perfectly conducting cylindrical shells have lead to an analysis including surface currents and waves. The concept of skin depth is analyzed for wavelength-scale scattering structures when the permeability of the material is low in terms of the magnetic vector potential. Conditions under which interactions between the incident field and material properties below the skin depth affect the far field scattering pattern are illustrated and explained. The possibility of exploiting this to better characterize material properties of meso and nanoscale structures at optical frequencies is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10113, High Contrast Metastructures VI, 101130U (20 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2252397
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Nitish Chandra, The Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10113:
High Contrast Metastructures VI
Connie J. Chang-Hasnain; Andrei Faraon; Fumio Koyama; Weimin Zhou, Editor(s)

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