Full wave solutions for electromagnetic scattering and depolarization in irregular stratified media
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1986 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 21, Issue 4, pages 543–550, July-August 1986
How to Cite
1986), Full wave solutions for electromagnetic scattering and depolarization in irregular stratified media, Radio Sci., 21(4), 543–550, doi:10.1029/RS021i004p00543.(
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 12 MAR 1986
- Manuscript Received: 4 NOV 1985
Using the complete expansions of the fields and imposing the exact boundary conditions at the interfaces of an irregular stratified medium, Maxwell's equations are transformed into a rigorous set of coupled first-order differential equations for the wave amplitudes. This full wave approach is applied to a large class of propagation problems. Since these solutions account for specular point as well as diffuse scattering in a unified self-consistent manner, it is not necessary to apply a hybrid physical optics-perturbation approach to problems of rough surface scattering. The full wave solutions satisfy realizability, duality and reciprocity relationships in electromagnetic theory. They are invariant to coordinate transformations.