Faraday Rotation in Media Stratified Parallel to the Direction of Propagation
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1970 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 5, Issue 8-9, pages 1185–1189, August-September 1970
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1970), Faraday Rotation in Media Stratified Parallel to the Direction of Propagation, Radio Sci., 5(8, 9), 1185–1189, doi:10.1029/RS005i008p01185., and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 26 MAY 1969
The effect on Faraday rotation of stratification in an ionized medium parallel to the direction of propagation is examined. An expression suitable for a general inhomogeneity profile is obtained in a series form. A closed-form solution is also discussed with reference to a lens-like medium described by a parabolic inhomogeneity profile. The departure of rotation from the first-order value is shown to have a strong dependence on the nature of the inhomogeneity distribution. Near the focal points within a focusing medium, the Faraday effect is found to exhibit an anomalous behavior in that rotation changes sign through a large swing in amplitude.