Abstract

The electromagnetic scattering by an infinite cylinder of dielectric material or metamaterial, coating eccentrically another infinite dielectric cylinder, is treated in this work. The problem is solved using classical separation of variables techniques. No use is made of the translational addition theorem. For small eccentricities h=d/a(1), where d is the distance between the axes of the cylinders and a the radius of the outer cylinder, we use instead the cosine and the sine laws to satisfy the boundary conditions at the surface of the outer cylinder. Keeping terms up to the order h2 we finally obtain exact, closed-form expressions for the expansion coefficients g(1) and g(2) in the relation S(h)=S(0)[1+g(1)h+g(2)h2+O(h3)], giving the scattered field and the scattering cross sections of the problem, where S(0) corresponds to the coaxial geometry, with h=0 (d=0). Both polarizations are considered for normal incidence. Numerical results are given for various values of the parameters, corresponding to materials or metamaterials. Our method is an alternative of the one using the translational addition theorem in the case of small eccentricities h.

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