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Plasma and Fusion Research

Volume 1, 018 (2006)

Rapid Communications

Electromagnetic Wave Transmission across a Thin Plasma Layer Comparable to Incident Wavelength
Hitoshi HOJO and Kazuhiro AKIMOTO1)
Plasma Research Center, University of Tsukuba
School of Science and Engineering, Teikyo University
(Received 15 July 2005 / Accepted 2 February 2006 / Published 7 April 2006)


The transmission of electromagnetic waves across a thin plasma layer whose width is comparable to the wavelength of an incident wave is studied. The transmittances of transverse electric and transverse magnetic modes for both underdense and overdense plasmas are obtained as a function of the angle of incidence. It is thought that the significant reduction of transmittance in overdense plasma's transverse magnetic modes is caused by the excitation of the electron plasma wave on the plasma resonance layer.


electromagnetic wave, wave propagation, thin plasma layer, plasma resonance

DOI: 10.1585/pfr.1.018


  • [1] V.L. Ginzberg, The Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves in Plasma (Pergamon, New York, 1964).
  • [2] H. Hojo, K. Akimoto and A. Mase, J. Plasma Fusion Res. 80, 177 (2004).

This paper may be cited as follows:

Hitoshi HOJO and Kazuhiro AKIMOTO, Plasma Fusion Res. 1, 018 (2006).