ECE 571 - Electromagnetic Waves in Inhomogeneous Media

Official Description

Electromagnetic waves in layered media; plane wave expansion of electromagnetic point source field; Sommerfeld integrals; transient response; WKB method with asymptotic matching; scattering by junction discontinuity; surface integral equation; volume integral equation; inverse problems. Course Information: Prerequisite: MATH 446; ECE 520 or PHYS 505.

Prerequisites

Credit in MATH 446
Credit in ECE 520 or PHYS 505

Subject Area

Electromagnetics, Optics and Remote Sensing

Course Directors

Description

Waves in layered media; plane wave expansion of point source field; Sommerfeld integrals; transient response; WKB method with asymptotic matching, scattering by function discontinuity; surface integral equation; volume integral equation; inverse problems. Electromagnetic waves in layered media; plane wave expansion of electromagnetic point source field; Sommerfeld integrals; transient response; WKB method with asymptotic matching; scattering by junction discontinuity; surface integral equation; volume integral equation; inverse problems.

Topics

  • Review of Maxwell's equations
  • Waves in planarly layered media
  • Expansion of a line or a point source in terms of plane waves
  • Solution of a point source over layered media-Sommerfeld integrals
  • Asympotic expansions of Sommerfeld integrals
  • Transient response of a source in inhomogeneous media
  • Reflection and transmission of waves due to junction discontinuity: mode matching
  • Dyadic Green's functions of layered media
  • Surface integral equations, extended boundary conditions, method of moments
  • Volume integral equation, Born and Rytov approximation
  • Inverse problems: projection and diffraction tomography

Detailed Description and Outline

Topics:

  • Review of Maxwell's equations
  • Waves in planarly layered media
  • Expansion of a line or a point source in terms of plane waves
  • Solution of a point source over layered media-Sommerfeld integrals
  • Asympotic expansions of Sommerfeld integrals
  • Transient response of a source in inhomogeneous media
  • Reflection and transmission of waves due to junction discontinuity: mode matching
  • Dyadic Green's functions of layered media
  • Surface integral equations, extended boundary conditions, method of moments
  • Volume integral equation, Born and Rytov approximation
  • Inverse problems: projection and diffraction tomography

Texts

W.C. Chew, Waves and Fields in Inhomogeneous Media, 1990.

Last updated

2/13/2013