Accession Number:

ADP011590

Title:

The Application of Orthonormal Electromagnetic Beams to Characterizing Complex Media

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BELARUSSIAN STATE UNIV MINSK DEPT OF THEORETICAL PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-09-29

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

This report discusses an approach to characterizing complex media, based on the use of new families of orthonormal electromagnetic beams. Each family consists of orthonormal exact solutions of Maxwells equations, which differ fundamentally from the well-known approximate solutions - the Hermite-Gaussian and Laguerre-Gaussian beams. A promising type of such orthonormal beams-beams defined by the spherical harmonics-is discussed. The proposed approach makes it possible to use beams focused into a small spot on the sample surface.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE