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Bi et al. 2015

Bi, L., P. Yang, G.W. Kattawar, and M.I. Mishchenko, 2015: Optical tunneling by arbitrary macroscopic three-dimensional objects. Phys. Rev. A, 92, no. 1, 013814, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.92.013814.

Electromagnetic wavefront portions grazing or nearly grazing the surface of a macroscopic particle contribute to the extinction of the incident radiation through a tunneling process similar to the scenario of barrier penetration in quantum mechanics. The aforesaid tunneling contribution, referred to as the edge effect, is critical to a correct depiction of the physical mechanism of electromagnetic extinction. Although an analytical solution for the edge effect in the case of a sphere has been reported in the literature, the counterparts for non-spherical particles remain unknown. The conventional curvature-based formalism of the edge effect breaks down in the case of faceted particles. As the first success, this paper reports a novel method, based on the invariant imbedding principle and the Debye expansion technique, to accurately quantify the edge effect associated with an arbitrarily shaped three-dimensional object. The present method also provides a rigorous capability to facilitate the validation of various empirical approximations for electromagnetic extinction. Canonical results are presented to illustrate optical tunneling for two non-spherical geometries.

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  author={Bi, L. and Yang, P. and Kattawar, G. W. and Mishchenko, M. I.},
  title={Optical tunneling by arbitrary macroscopic three-dimensional objects},
  journal={Phys. Rev. A},

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RIS Citation

ID  - bi01100l
AU  - Bi, L.
AU  - Yang, P.
AU  - Kattawar, G. W.
AU  - Mishchenko, M. I.
PY  - 2015
TI  - Optical tunneling by arbitrary macroscopic three-dimensional objects
JA  - Phys. Rev. A
VL  - 92
IS  - 1
SP  - 013814
DO  - 10.1103/PhysRevA.92.013814
ER  -

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