Reflection of a Plane Transient Electromagnetic Wave From a Cold Lossless Plasma Slab
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1969 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 4, Issue 4, pages 401–405, April 1969
How to Cite
1969), Reflection of a Plane Transient Electromagnetic Wave From a Cold Lossless Plasma Slab, Radio Sci., 4(4), 401–405, doi:10.1029/RS004i004p00401.(
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 5 DEC 1968
Reflection of a plane transient electromagnetic wave from a plasma half-space and a plasma slab is considered. The plasma is assumed to be cold and collisions are neglected. Under these assumptions, the Laplace transforms may be inverted exactly, yielding a solution in the form of Bessel function series. The numerical results, for the waveform of the reflected field, exhibit features that are easily related to the plasma frequency of the slab and its thickness.