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Reflection and transmission of obliquely incident electromagnetic waves by an inhomogeneous plasma slab moving parallel to the magnetostatic field

Authors

  • S. Seikai,

  • K. Tanaka,

  • T. Shiozawa


Abstract

The problem of the reflection and transmission of obliquely incident electromagnetic waves by an inhomogeneous plasma slab moving parallel to the magnetostatic field is discussed. For the analysis of the problem, an inhomogeneous plasma slab is subdivided into a number of thin homogeneous layers, and the easier problem of the reflection and transmission by the stratified plasma slab is solved instead of directly treating the wave equations for an inhomogeneous plasma slab. For linear and parabolic electron density profiles, the reflection properties of the moving inhomogeneous magnetoplasma slab are investigated quantitatively with the aid of numerical examples.

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