A general theory of the interaction of electromagnetic waves with isotropic, horizontally layered media1 (Summary)


  • J. Walsh,

  • R. Donnelly


A general formulation of the problem of determining the electromagnetic field resulting from a finite electromagnetic source placed above a horizontally layered isotropic medium is presented. A solution to the problem is given in terms of two-dimensional Fourier transforms. The solution has the following properties: the source field is arbitrary, the resulting electric field intensity is found directly as a function of the source field intensity, and the boundary conditions evolve directly from the technique in the form of auxiliary equations.