## Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid publications, Vol 10 (2015)

### Caustic region fields of an elliptical reflector covered by an anisotropic magnetized plasma layer

#### Abstract

Theoretical formulations of the electromagnetic (EM) field distribution in the focal or caustic region of an elliptical reflector with its curved surface coated by collisional magnetized anisotropic plasma have been derived. Both parallel and perpendicular polarizations of the normal incident wave are considered. Expressions for the EM field intensity along the focal region have been obtained accurately using Maslov’s method. The effect of the plasma-layer thickness on the reflected and transmitted field intensity distributions was investigated. Other physical parameters such as the plasma electron density, the cyclotron frequencies, and the collisional frequency have been noticed to have an evident influence on the levels of the transmitted field-intensities along the focal region. The problem discussed in this paper has, also, been solved using Kirchhoff’s approximation and the results of the two methods are found to be in a good agreement.

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