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.

Subject Area

Electromagnetics, Optics and Remote Sensing

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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