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Polarization of Nonunifrom Plane Waves: Incidence from a Lossless to a Lossy Medium
  • Minsu Oh
Minsu Oh
Tufts University, Tufts University, Tufts University

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Abstract

A nonunifrom plane wave (NPW) can be created when a uniform plane wave is incident from a lossless medium to a lossy medium at an oblique angle. Although the propagation and energy loss directions of NPWs are well-discussed in the literature, a discussion on their polarization is hardly found. This work discusses the polarization of NPWs and find that their antitransverse field, the field parallel to the plane of incidence, becomes elliptically polarized. The zero-divergence restriction determines the rotation direction of the antitransverse polarization.