Abstract

Simple forms of the Ewald–Oseen extinction theorem and the diffraction formula for inhomogeneous media are obtained by use of the classical rigorous theory of dispersion. These expressions contain only surface integrals, without the operator ∇×∇×. The equivalence between the derived equations and the corresponding results obtained by Pattanayak and Wolf from Maxwell’s theory is proved.

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