Abstract

The scattered intensity patterns of large dielectric cylinders (ka ≅ 1000) are studied using the exact solution for the case of normal incidence. The two different polarizations of the incident electric field, parallel and normal to the axis of the cylinder, are considered. A comparison between the scattered patterns of the two polarizations is presented. The fine structure of the scattering pattern is also presented. It is shown that the scattered intensity has resonances as the wavelength is scanned. An experimental investigation is carried out to illustrate the theory, and good agreement between theory and experiment is achieved.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

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