Abstract

Cross sections for an electromagnetic wave scattered from dielectric bodies of irregular shape have been obtained. The boundary conditions are reduced to a set of linear algebraic equations whose variables are the expansion coefficients of the electric and magnetic fields. Numerical results are compared with the exact solution for oblate spheroids and good agreement is obtained despite the Rayleigh hypothesis implicitly used in the formulation. The procedures used by Chylek, Grams, and Pinnick to fit the experimental data are also examined and discussed.

© 1979 Optical Society of America

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