To the Question of the Independence of the Surface Electromagnetic Wave Frequency

V. K. Balkhanov (Institute of Physical Materials Science of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Ulan-Ude City, Russia)
Yu. B. Bashkuev (Institute of Physical Materials Science of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Ulan-Ude City, Russia)

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Earth's the surface is often strongly inductive, consisting of a dielectric layer thickness endpoint, lying on an unlimited conductor basis. Electromagnetic wave, spreading along the surface, it appears captured dielectric layer, spreading it as in the waveguide channel. Waveguide theory it is known that the spread in the waveguide can only electromagnetic waves with a discrete set of frequencies. And experience shows that the captured waveguide channel electromagnetic waves can be any frequency. The article found that this behavior is due to the fact that electromagnetic waves in free space border - dielectric layer damped height in several wavelengths. Thus the thickness of the dielectric layer becomes more effectively, and this leads to a reduction of the minimum frequency of the waveguide. A discrete set of frequencies is blurred so that cover each other. Thus, a discrete set of frequencies becomes solid, and captured waveguide channel electromagnetic waves are independent of frequency.


Impedance; Waveguide channel; Continuous transmission of electromagnetic waves; Strongly inductive media

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