Response of a Point Source in a Multicylindrically Layered Medium

John R. Lovell, Weng C. Chew

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An algorithm using 2 x 2 matrices to compute the response of an arbitrary point source in the vicinity of a multicylindrically layered medium is presented. The algorithm is physical and efficient and can be implemented easily for any number of layers, and with the source location in any of the layers. The formalism can be easily extended to related structures and the algorithm has potential applications in the areas of optics, defense, and geophysical exploration. It also corresponds to finding the Green's function to the multicylindrically layered geometry. Reflection and transmission coefficients are defined such that a simple recursive algorithm can be given to determine the fields in all the layers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)850-858
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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