We report the effect of scattering of electromagnetic plane waves by two cylinders on whispering gallery mode (WGM) formation in a cylinder. WGM can occur because of the presence of additional cylinder scatterers at specific location, while WGMs can only form in a single cylinder for specific cylinder radius and/or wavelength values, the matching accuracy required would be much greater than that required in our model for the additional cylinders locations. Analysis of the general solution to the problem showed that the effect can be explained by the interference of waves scattered by additional cylinders and incident on the main cylinder.
Abramov, A., & Kostikov, A. (2017). Formation of whispering gallery modes by scattering of an electromagnetic plane wave by two cylinders. Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics, 381(12), 1107–1110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physleta.2017.01.031