Accession Number : AD0256213

Title :   THE TRANSMISSION OF A PARTICULAR NONUNIFORM PLANE WAVE ACROSS A FLAT BOUNDARY

Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE ENGINEERING EXPERIMENT STATION

Personal Author(s) : WILLIAMS,R.H.

Report Date : MAR 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The formal solution is presented for the reflected and transmitted electromagnetic fields caused by a particular class of nonuniform plane waves which are incident on a plane boundary separating two infinite half-spaces. The specific class of nonuniform plane waves is characterized by plane waves having planes of constant amplitude parallel to the boundary and planes of constant phase with arbitrary angles of incidence. A specific example is studied in which the medium that contains the incident plane wave is highly conductive and the medium that contains the transmitted field is nonconductive. Almost all the discussion is confined to the transmission coefficients; in particular it is confined to the transmission coefficient for the transverse magnetic case where a phenomenon appears that suggests a pseudo-Brewster angle. It is suggested that this pseudo-Brewster angle can account for some of the properties of the fields in air orginated by a dipole submerged in a conducting medium. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE REFLECTIONS, *WAVE PROPAGATION, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, PROPAGATION, REFRACTION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE