scattering operator

scattering operator

[′skad·ər·iŋ ‚äp·ə‚rād·ər]
(physics)
An operator which acts in the vector space of solutions of a wave equation, transforming solutions representing incoming waves in a domain exterior to a bounded obstacle into solutions representing outgoing waves.
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This leads them to a definition of the time-dependent scattering operator that encodes the far-field behavior (with respect to a stationary observer) in the asymptotic regions of the black hole: the event and cosmological horizons.
i=up,down] are based on the Fast Modal Transform (FMT) [12-14] and on the modal scattering operator ([[?
In this analytical case (diffraction of one guided mode on a perfect sheet), the spectra of both scattering operators are successfully compared.
The real domain scattering operator is given by (4):
The modal domain scattering operator is determined from:
The modal domain scattering operator is expressed as the sum of the reflection coefficient of the modes and is given by:
One of the main advantages of the WIP is that it avoids the undesired phenomenon of unbounded operators; relations between currents and fields, obtained using unbounded impedance operators, are transposed to relations between waves, supplied by bounded scattering operators, having a less than unity modulus, the method's convergence being therefore always guaranteed.
Prosvirnin, "Spectral scattering operators in problems of wave diffraction on flat screens," Nauk.