This paper reports a new procedure for specifying monochromatic nonradiating (NR) current distributions (NR sources) and the electric and magnetic fields they produce (NR fields). Vector spherical harmonics and a Fourier-Bessel series are used to derive a new vector spherical-wave expansion for continuous NR fields confined within a spherical volume. The analysis yields complete orthogonal sets in terms of which all such NR fields can be expanded. By making use of a Maxwell operator representation for NR current distributions, we obtain a new series expansion for NR current distributions confined within a spherical volume. The analysis also yields complete sets for such NR current distributions. The developed theory is illustrated with special cases.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics