• Full-wave solution of short impulses in inhomogeneous plasma

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      Wave propagation; electromagnetic theory; impulses in plasma

    • Abstract


      In this paper the problem of real impulse propagation in arbitrarily inhomogeneous media will be presented on a fundamentally new, general, theoretical way. The general problem of wave propagation of monochromatic signals in inhomogeneous media was enlightened in [1].

      The earlier theoretical models for spatial inhomogeneities have some errors regarding the structure of the resultant signal originated from backward and forward propagating parts. The application of the method of inhomogeneous basic modes (MIBM) and the complete full-wave solution of arbitrarily shaped non-monochromatic plane waves in plasmas made it possible to obtain a better description of the problem, on a fully analytical way, directly from Maxwell’s equations. The model investigated in this paper is inhomogeneous of arbitrary order (while the wave pattern can exist), anisotropic (magnetized), linear, cold plasma, in which the gradient of the one-dimensional spatial inhomogeneity is parallel to the direction of propagation.

    • Author Affiliations


      Orsolya E Ferencz1

      1. Geophysical Department, Space Research Group, Eötvös University, P.O. Box 32, Budapest - H-1518, Hungary
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