Asymptotic diffusion limit for electromagnetic wave reflection from a random medium

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We consider a temporally pulsed electromagnetic wave obliquely incident upon a weakly dispersive and dissipative random `multilayer. The incident pulse width is chosen to be intermediate to two spatial scales with a deterministic macroscale and a random microscale. An asymptotic diffusion limit theory of stochastic differential equations is extended to a noncentered system and applied to analyze the asymptotic interplay of random scattering and total internal reflection. The perturbation analysis of the Kolmogorov-Fokker-Planck equation is performed for the random reflection coefficient and the pseudodifferential operator theory is used to represent the transition probability density of it.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1502-1519
Number of pages18
JournalSIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2000 May

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Mathematics


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