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2004-06-22

The Electromagnetic-Wave Propagation through a Stratified Inhomogeneous Anisotropic Medium

By Fridrikh G. Bass and L. Resnick
Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 48, 67-83, 2004
doi:10.2528/PIER03122302

Abstract

The electromagnetic-wave propagation through a medium consisting of two dielectric half-spaces with a plate in between, has been investigated. The half-spaces are isotropic with their dielectric permittivity depending only on the z coordinate. The plate is anisotropic, and the components of its dielectric permittivity tensor are also z-dependent. For the first time, the sufficient conditions allowing the transformation of the system of Maxwell's equations into two independent equations, are ascertained. For an arbitrary z-dependence of the dielectric permittivity, the plate's reflectance and transmittance coefficients are obtained, this result being a generalization of the Fresnel formulas. We have considered both determinate and random dependences of the dielectric permittivity on the z-coordinate, and the plate's full-transparency conditions are specified. For a statistically inhomogeneous plate, the conditions of its full opacity are formulated. The Faraday effect in such a medium is studied. The influence of the medium's inhomogeneity on the temporal rotation of the polarization plane of a propagating wave has been demonstrated.

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Fridrikh G. Bass and L. Resnick, "The Electromagnetic-Wave Propagation through a Stratified Inhomogeneous Anisotropic Medium," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 48, 67-83, 2004.
doi:10.2528/PIER03122302
http://jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=0312232

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