On the application of the Sommerfeld representation in a twodimensional rotationally invariant anisotropic medium
Abstract
Sommerfeld's (1959) bundleofrays field representation is applied in a fictitious twodimensional isotropic space that is mapped into a real rotationally invariant anisotropic region via a polarizationdependent coordinate transformation selected so as to obtain a field solution in the anisotropic region. Two elementary transformations are found, and the resulting representations (in the form of a modal angular spectrum or in terms of nonperiodic anisotropic ray bundles of complex trajectories) are analyzed. Field singularities are encountered and discussed in the context of their relation to the isotropic space rays. As an application, the solution to the canonical scattering problem of an anisotropically coated (ten material parameters, five for each polarization) circular cylinder is presented. Only H polarization is treated explicitly since the other (E) is obtainable via duality.
 Publication:

IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
 Pub Date:
 July 1990
 DOI:
 10.1109/8.55600
 Bibcode:
 1990ITAP...38.1028M
 Keywords:

 Anisotropic Media;
 Circular Cylinders;
 Coordinate Transformations;
 Rotating Environments;
 Sommerfeld Approximation;
 Wave Scattering;
 Electric Conductors;
 Half Planes;
 Invariance;
 Plane Waves;
 Physics (General)