Peculiarities of the generation of Vavilov-Cherenkov radiation induced by a charged particle moving past a dielectric target

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We consider Vavilov-Cherenkov radiation occurring as a result of uniform motion of a point charge in vacuum near a finite-size prismatic target with an arbitrary permittivity. The expression derived for the spectral-angular density of radiation contains a center of emission of Vavilov-Cherenkov radiation, which depends on the angle of flight of the point charge relative to the target. The results indicate that the main contribution to the formation of Vavilov-Cherenkov radiation comes from the polarization current occurring at the interface between the media.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)501-511
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


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