Reflection at oblique incidence of an impulsive transverse magnetic plane wave from a cold, lossy, semi-infinite plasma
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1973 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 8, Issue 12, pages 1165–1168, December 1973
How to Cite
1973), Reflection at oblique incidence of an impulsive transverse magnetic plane wave from a cold, lossy, semi-infinite plasma, Radio Sci., 8(12), 1165–1168, doi:10.1029/RS008i012p01165.(
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 14 JUN 1973
Branch-cut integrals are used to calculate the reflection of transient pulses from the surface of a cold, lossy, semi-infinite plasma. For the case considered in detail, small to moderate losses and an impulse-incident waveform with transverse magnetic polarization, the reflected waveform is oscillatory for small losses (collision rate much less than the plasma frequency) but decays monotonically for a collision rate of half the plasma frequency. The reversal of polarity of the initial half cycle of the reflected waveform observed as the incidence angle increases through 45° is interpreted as a Brewster-angle phenomenon.