Diffraction and reflection of an arbitrarily polarized plane wave by an arbitrarily oriented spheroid in the short-wavelength limit are considered in the context of ray theory. A closed-form solution for both diffraction and reflection is obtained, and the polarization character of the diffracted plus reflected electric field is obtained. It is found that the magnitude of the reflected electric field is multivalued for forward scattering. This is interpreted in terms of the variation of the spheroid's Gaussian curvature at the points where grazing ray incidence occurs.
Lock, James A., "Ray Scattering by an Arbitrarily Oriented Spheroid .I. Diffraction and Specular Reflection" (1996). Physics Faculty Publications. 41.
Lock, James A. "Ray Scattering by an Arbitrarily Oriented Spheroid .I. Diffraction and Specular Reflection." Applied Optics 35 (1996): 500-514.
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