Czechoslovak Journal of Physics B

, Volume 35, Issue 11, pp 1205–1208 | Cite as

Exact solutions for electromagnetic waves in inhomogeneous media

  • J. Kvasnica


Exact solutions of the wave equation for the propagation of electromagnetic waves in some inhomogeneous media are found. The first solution corresponds to the barometric model of the atmosphere, whose index of refraction can be expressed by the formulaN2(z)=1+(N 0 2 -1) exp (−z/z0). The other cases correspond toN2(z)=1+(N 0 2 -1) ch−2(βz) andN2(z)=a-b. [1+exp(z/L)]−1.


Atmosphere Exact Solution Refraction Wave Equation Electromagnetic Wave 
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    Kvasnica J.: Theory of the Electromagnetic Field. Academia, Prague, 1985.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Kvasnica
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematical PhysicsFaculty of Mathematics and PhysicsPraha 8Czechoslovakia

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