The method of multiply reflected waves in the problem of the propagation of electromagnetic waves in regular waveguides /Review/
Abstract
The paper examines various aspects of the method of multiply reflected waves, with particular reference to the study of long and ultralong wave propagation in the earthionosphere waveguide. A detailed analysis is presented of exact field representations: in the form of the sum of boundary integrals, in the form of a modified series of zonal harmonics, and in the form of a planewave expansion. Attention is also given to approximate field representations, associated with the method of path integrals, the geometricoptics approximation, and the quasigeometricoptics approximation, including the White diffraction corrections. Two model problems are used to illustrate the application of the rigorous approach to the problem of field representation in a waveguide in the form of a series of multiply reflected waves. Finally, studies relating to the method of multiply reflected waves are briefly surveyed.
 Publication:

Radiofizika
 Pub Date:
 1982
 Bibcode:
 1982RaF....25.1384M
 Keywords:

 Electromagnetic Wave Transmission;
 Ionospheric Propagation;
 Long Wave Radiation;
 Reflected Waves;
 Terrestrial Radiation;
 Waveguides;
 Diffraction Propagation;
 Electric Dipoles;
 Electromagnetic Fields;
 Field Mode Theory;
 Geometrical Optics;
 Plane Waves;
 Radio Transmission;
 Reviewing;
 Zonal Harmonics;
 Communications and Radar