Wave reflection in uniaxially anisotropic media
The science of optics is very old, but now there have been a number of new and far reaching developments. The most notable among these is the laser and its applications. The field of fiber optic communications has also been a rapidly changing one. These, and other innovations have resulted in a remarkable upsurge in the importance of optics in both pure science and in technology. The technological improvement in the fabrication of optical fibers, interconnection devices, cables, source and detectors has moved from the early stage into a major industry in the 1980s. The theory of propagation and excitation of electromagnetic waves have been studied for a long period of time. Most of the previous studies on these subjects considered in solving the problem of wave reflection from the surface of an anisotropic medium and propagation in an anisotropic medium by the incident wave in isotropic medium. [3,4,5]. The object of this thesis is to present a study of the reflection in a uniaxially anisotropic medium from the surface of an isotropic medium. These media are considered source - free and homogeneous. We adopt the coordinate - free approach, introduced by Chen , as a mathematical means that greatly facilitates the solutions of our problems. This method is based on the direct manipulation of vectors, dyadics, and their invariants, eliminates the use of coordinate systems since the coordinate method renders not only the computation extremely tedious and complicated, but also the final results are difficult to interpret.
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:wave reflection uniaxially anisotropic media propagation excitation of electromagnetic waves
Date of Publication:01/01/1987