A theoretical possibility of non-resonant, fast, and efficient (up to 40 percent) heating of very thin conducting cylindrical targets by broad electromagnetic beams was predicted in [Akhmeteli, arXiv:physics/0405091 and 0611169] based on rigorous solution of the diffraction problem. The diameter of the cylinder can be orders of magnitude smaller than the wavelength (for the transverse geometry) or the beam waist (for the longitudinal geometry) of the electromagnetic radiation. Experimental confirmation of the above results is presented [Akhmeteli, Kokodiy, Safronov, Balkashin, Priz, Tarasevitch, arXiv:1109.1626 and 1208.0066, Proc. SPIE 9097, Cyber Sensing 2014, 90970H (June 18, 2014); doi:10.1117/12.2053482].
A. Akhmeteli, N. G. Kokodiy, B. V. Safronov, V. P. Balkashin, I. A. Priz, and A. Tarasevitch, "Efficient non-resonant absorption of electromagnetic radiation in thin cylindrical targets: experimental evidence," Proc. SPIE 10185, Cyber Sensing 2017, 101850I (Presented at SPIE Defense + Security: April 11, 2017; Published: 22 May 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2267885.
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