Anisotropic scattering and polarization It is well known that an oscillating electric dipole emits..

Anisotropic scattering and polarization It is well known that an oscillating electric dipole emits electromagnetic radiation. Figure shows a snapshot of the electric field pattern around an oscillating electric dipole moment p(t) parallel to the y-axis. There is no field radiation along the dipole axis y. The irradiance I of the radiation along a direction at an angle u perpendicular to the dipole axis is proportional to cos 2 u. Sketch the relative radiation intensity pattern around the oscillating dipole. Suppose that the electric field in an incoming electromagnetic wave induces dipole

Anisotropic scattering and polarization It is well known that an oscillating electric dipole emits electromagnetic radiation. Figure shows a snapshot of the electric field pattern around an oscillating electric dipole moment p(t) parallel to the y-axis. There is no field radiation along the dipole axis y. The irradiance I of the radiation along a direction at an angle u perpendicular to the dipole axis is proportional to cos 2 u. Sketch the relative radiation intensity pattern around the oscillating dipole. Suppose that the electric field in an incoming electromagnetic wave induces dipole oscillations in a molecule of the medium. Explain how scattering of an incident unpolarized electromagnetic wave by this molecule leads to waves with different polarizations along the x- and y-axes in Figure.