Reflection, Transmission, and Negative Refraction
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Sameir M. Ali Hamed
Reflection and transmission occur when electromagnetic waves incident on
an interface between two different media. At the interface, a part of the incident wave
reflects back and the other part penetrates into the other medium. Many applications in
communication systems such as transmission of electromagnetic energy through
waveguides, reflection of radio waves from the ionosphere, directing the
electromagnetic energy by reflector antennas, and transmission through optical fiber
cables are based on the reflection and transmission of electromagnetic plane waves.
This chapter deals with reflection and transmission of electromagnetic waves for
different polarizations of the incident wave. The negative refraction phenomenon is also
discussed in this chapter. The topics of the chapter are supported by numerous
illustrative examples and figures in addition to solved problems and homework
problems at the end of the chapter.
Nile Valley University Atbara, Sudan.