Departmental Papers (BE)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

May 2005


Copyright American Physical Society. Reprinted from Physical Review E, Volume 71, Issue 5, Article 056610, May 2005, 8 pages.
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We present a generalization of the optical theorem for electromagnetic fields. This result is used to obtain the power extinguished from a field by a scatterer contained in a dielectric half space. Applications to microscopy and tomography are described.



Date Posted: 25 February 2006

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