Dipole Radiation in a Periodic Plasma.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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The problem of dipole radiation in a cold, collisionless, isotropic, periodically stratified plasma is analytically treated. Formal solutions for both electric and magnetic excitation of an antenna mounted normal to the striations of the stratified medium are presented. The dipole radiation characteristics of the transverse electric field and transverse magnetic field are determined, respectively, from the transcendental equations of the resultant Mathieu and Hill equations. The propagation characteristics of both cases contain stop bands that give rise to critical angles in the radiation pattern. In the region of the critical angle the radiation pattern is discontinuous and singular. Author
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