JETP Letters

, Volume 108, Issue 9, pp 577–581 | Cite as

Perturbation Theory in the Problem of Light Scattering by a Dielectric Body

  • A. V. Nemykin
  • A. S. Bereza
  • D. A. ShapiroEmail author
Optics and Laser Physics


A modified Born approximation suitable for the problem of electromagnetic wave scattering by a dielectric body is constructed. A system of integral equations including exact boundary conditions at the surface is derived. It is shown that a modified series converges to the known analytical solution for the problem of a wave incident normally on a cylinder. The reason for the inapplicability of the quantum-mechanical Born approximation in optics is discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Nemykin
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. S. Bereza
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. A. Shapiro
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Institute of Automation and Electrometry, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Novosibirsk State UniversityNovosibirskRussia

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