In this paper, the classical problem of electromagnetic scattering by a single homogeneous sphere is revisited. Main focus is the study of the scattering behavior as a function of the material contrast and the size parameters for all electric and magnetic resonances of a dielectric sphere. Specifically, the Padé approximants are introduced and utilized as an alternative system expansion of the Mie coefficients. Low order Padé approximants can give compact and physically insightful expressions for the scattering system and the enabled dynamic mechanisms. Higher order approximants are used for predicting accurately the resonant pole spectrum. These results are summarized into general pole formulae, covering up to fifth order magnetic and forth order electric resonances of a small dielectric sphere. Additionally, the connection between the radiative damping process and the resonant linewidth is investigated. The results obtained reveal the fundamental connection of the radiative damping mechanism with the maximum width occurring for each resonance. Finally, the suggested system ansatz is used for studying the resonant absorption maximum through a circuit-inspired perspective.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation|
|Early online date||2017|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
- Light scattering, Lorenz-Mie theory, Mie coefficients, Padé approximants, Radiative damping