Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1989

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Physics and Astronomy

First Advisor

James P. Corones

Second Advisor

Thomas A. Weber

Abstract

This dissertation treats the problem of transient scattering of obliquely incident electromagnetic plane waves on a stratified anisotropic dielectric slab. Scattering operators are derived for the reflective response of the medium. The internal fields are calculated. Wave splitting and invariant imbedding techniques are used. These techniques are first presented for fields normally incident on a stratified, isotropic dielectric medium. The techniques of wave splitting and invariant imbedding are applied to normally incident plane waves on an anisotropic medium. An integro-differential equation is derived for the reflective response and the direct and inverse scattering problems are discussed. These techniques are applied to the case of obliquely incident plane waves. The reflective response is derived and the direct and inverse problems discussed and compared to those for the normal incidence case. The internal fields are investigated for the oblique incidence via a Green's function approach. A numerical scheme is presented to calculate the Green's function. Finally, symmetry relations of the reflective response are discussed.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-8992

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Rodney D. Stewart

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI9003567

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

102 pages

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Optics Commons

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