Scattering of evanescent wave by two cylinders near a flat boundary
Institute of Automation and Electrometry, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences 1 Koptjug Avenue, Novosibirsk 630090 Russia
2 A.V. Rzhanov Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences 13 Lavrentjev Avenue, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
3 Novosibirsk State University - 2 Pirogov Street, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
Accepted: 23 November 2011
The two-dimensional problem of the evanescent wave scattering by dielectric or metallic cylinders near the interface between two dielectric media is solved. A semianalytical method involving a special Green function and a numerical solution of the boundary integral equations is proposed. A configuration with a circular and a prolate elliptic cylinders is suggested to simulate the sample and the probe in near-field optical microscopy. The far-field energy flux through the probe is calculated as a function of its position. The oscillations of the signal are interpreted as a result of the interference between evanescent and cylindrical waves.
PACS: 02.70.Pt – Boundary-integral methods / 42.25.Fx – Diffraction and scattering / 78.67.Qa – Nanorods
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