Accurate solutions of scattering problems involving low-contrast dielectric objects with surface integral equations
We present the stabilization of the surface integral equations for accurate solutions of scattering problems involving low-contrast dielectric objects. Unlike volume formulations, conventional surface formulations fail to provide accurate results for the scattered fields when the contrast of the object is small. Therefore, surface formulations are required to be stabilized by extracting the nonradiating parts of the equivalent currents. In addition to previous strategies for the stabilization, we introduce a novel procedure called field-based stabilization (FBS) based on using fictitious incident fields and rearranging the right-hand-side of the equations. The results show that the formulations using FBS provide accurate results even for scattering problems involving extremely low-contrast objects, while the extra cost due to the stabilization procedure is negligible.