Q: TE/TM at planar interfaces (with respect to incident plane)?
TMP: TM=p; TES: TE=s
Q: TE/TM in Mie cylinder (with respect to the cylinder axis)?
- Transverse Electric (TE) means E perpendicular to cylinder infinite axis, H along cylinder axis.
- Transverse Magnetic (TM) means M perpendicular to cylinder infinite axis, E along cylinder axis.
TE x-pol, TM z-pol
Q: TE/TM mode in Mie sphere?
In normal setting, x-polarized incident, propagates along z-axis,
Example a= 500 nm, lambda = 407.5
- XZ plane (TM mode)
XZ plane, E has component along z-propagation direction, so it is TM mode.
YZ plane (TE mode)
The |E| field plot above shows this is TE mode, E perpendicular to the YZ plane.