Abstract

The Rayleigh–Sommerfeld solutions and the Luneburg–Severin–Vasseur and Severin–Vasseur solutions of diffraction problems are shown to satisfy certain reciprocity theorems in the case of a spherical incident wave. These new reciprocity theorems have very simple relations to those known in Kirchhoff’s theory of diffraction.

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