Completely revised and updated to reflect recent advances in the fields of materials science and electromagnetics, Electromagnetics of Time Varying Complex Media, Second Edition provides a comprehensive examination of current topics of interest in the research community—including theory, numerical simulation, application, and experimental work. Written by a world leader in the research of frequency transformation in a time-varying magnetoplasma medium, the new edition of this bestselling reference discusses how to apply a time-varying medium to design a frequency and polarization transformer.

This authoritative resource remains the only electromagnetic book to cover time-varying anisotropic media, Frequency and Polarization Transformer based on a switched magnetoplasma medium in a cavity, and FDTD numerical simulation for time-varying complex medium. Providing a primer on the theory of using magnetoplasmas for the coherent generation of tunable radiation, early chapters use a mathematical model with one kind of complexity—eliminating the need for high-level mathematics. Using plasma as the basic medium to illustrate various aspects of the transformation of an electromagnetic wave by a complex medium, the text highlights the major effects of each kind of complexity in the medium properties. This significantly expanded edition includes:

  • Three new parts: (a) Numerical Simulation: FDTD Solution, (b) Application: Frequency and Polarization Transformer, and (c) Experiments
  • A slightly enhanced version of the entire first edition, plus 70% new material
  • Reprints of papers previously published by the author—providing researchers with complete access to the subject

The text provides the understanding of research techniques useful in electro-optics, plasma science and engineering, microwave engineering, and solid state devices. This complete resource supplies an accessible treatment of the effect of time-varying parameters in conjunction with one or more additional kinds of complexities in the properties of particular mediums.

part I|2 pages

Theory: Electromagnetic Wave Transformation in a Time-Varying Magnetoplasma Medium

chapter 1|10 pages

Isotropic Plasma: Dispersive Medium

ByDikshitulu K. Kalluri

chapter 2|28 pages

Space-Varying Time-Invariant Isotropic Medium

ByDikshitulu K. Kalluri

chapter 3|24 pages

Time-Varying and Space-Invariant Isotropic Plasma Medium

ByDikshitulu K. Kalluri

chapter 4|14 pages

Switched Plasma Half-Space: A and B Waves*

ByDikshitulu K. Kalluri

chapter 5|12 pages

Switched Plasma Slab: B Wave Pulses*

ByDikshitulu K. Kalluri

chapter 6|14 pages

Magnetoplasma Medium: L, R, O, and X Waves

ByDikshitulu K. Kalluri

chapter 7|22 pages

Switched Magnetoplasma Medium

ByDikshitulu K. Kalluri

chapter 8|16 pages

Longitudinal Propagation in a Magnetized Time-Varying Plasma ∗

ByDikshitulu K. Kalluri

chapter 9|10 pages

Adiabatic Analysis of the MSW in a Transient Magnetoplasma

ByDikshitulu K. Kalluri

chapter 10|12 pages

Miscellaneous Topics

ByDikshitulu K. Kalluri

part II|2 pages

Numerical Simulation: FDTD for Time-Varying Medium

chapter 11|22 pages

FDTD Method

ByDikshitulu K. Kalluri

part III|2 pages

Application: Frequency and Polarization Transformer—Switched Medium in a Cavity

chapter 12|14 pages

Time-Varying Medium in a Cavity and the Effect of the Switching Angle

ByDikshitulu K. Kalluri

part IV|2 pages


chapter 13|10 pages


ByIgor Alexeff

chapter 14|10 pages


ByDikshitulu K. Kalluri