Electromagnetic field of a vertical electric dipole on the spherical conductor covered with a dielectric layer

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[1] The expressions of the electromagnetic field induced by a vertical electric dipole on the spherical conductor covered with a dielectric layer have been obtained. The calculation shows that the trapped surface wave may be efficiently excited by a vertical electric dipole on the surface of the dielectric layer when the thickness of the dielectric layer is larger than a certain value which depends on the operating frequency and the dielectric permittivity. This conclusion coincides with that of the field excited by a vertical electric dipole on the planar conductor covered with a dielectric layer.

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