Singular electromagnetic modes in an anisotropic medium

Y. Fukumoto, A. B. Samokhin

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We construct the singular mode corresponding to a spatial essential spectrum of the integral operator for the scattering of electromagnetic waves by a three-dimensional body of finite size with inhomogeneous and anisotropic dielectric permittivity tensor. The permittivity tensor field is assumed to be Hölder continuous throughout the whole space. The singular volume integral equation, transformed from Maxwell's equations, makes it feasible to deduce explicit forms of both the continuous essential spectrum and the corresponding singular modes. The obtained singular mode is a natural extension of the previously obtained one for the isotropic case and is applicable to a much wider class of dielectric scattering bodies. A discussion is made of the possibility for realizability of electromagnetic waves, with finite energy, concentrated at a point in the body.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481-493
Number of pages13
JournalWave Motion
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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