Accession Number : AD0294877

Title :   RADIATION FROM A UNIAXIALLY ANISOTHROPIC PLASMA HALF SPACE

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : FELSEN,L.B.

Report Date : 27 AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A line source of magnetic currents is located in a half space with uniaxially anisotropic dielectric constant, with the optic axis inclined at an arbitrary angle to the interface. This two-dimensional, sc lar diffraction problem is solved by Fourier integral techniques, and the solution is examined in the asymptotic range of large distance from the source. The radiation field comprises incident, reflected and refracted ray contributions whose properties are determined from a study of the refractive index curves for the medium. In addition, there may exist a lateral wave which is excited by a critically refracted incident ray, and which sheds energy back into the anisotropic medium by refraction. If the medium is a plasma with an externally impressed infinite d.c. magnetic field, and if the source oscillates below the plasma frequency, there exist shadow regions from which the direct and reflected rays are excluded but which can be penetrated by the lateral waves. (Author)

Descriptors :   *OSCILLATION, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), FOURIER ANALYSIS, FREQUENCY, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, MAGNETIC FIELDS, OPTICS, RADIATION EFFECTS, REFLECTION, REFRACTION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE