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Electric and magnetic target polarization in quantum radar
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In this paper, we discuss the effect that photon polarization has on the quantum radar cross section (QRCS) during the special case scenario of when the target is enveloped in either a uniform electric field or magnetic field and all of its atomic electric/magnetic dipole moments become aligned (target polarization). This target polarization causes the coupling between the photon and the matter to change and alter the scattering characteristics of the target. Most notably, it causes scattering to be very near zero at a specified angle. We also investigate the relationship between electric and magnetic types of coupling and find that the electric contribution dominates the QRCS response.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2017
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10188, Radar Sensor Technology XXI, 101880C (1 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2263517
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Matthew J. Brandsema, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Ram M. Narayanan, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Marco Lanzagorta, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10188:
Radar Sensor Technology XXI
Kenneth I. Ranney; Armin Doerry, Editor(s)

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