The Singularities of a Fourier-Type Integral in a Multicylindrical Layer Problem

Weng Cho Chew

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The singularities of the integrand of a Fourier-type integral obtained in solving the multicylindrical layer boundary value problem are discussed. The integrand is a function of the radial wavenumber kiρ of all the cylindrical layers, and the radial wavenumber in the ith layer is related to the axial wavenumber by [formula omitted] where ki is the wavenumber of the ith layer, and kz is the axial wavenumber of all the layers which have to be the same by phase matching. On the complex kz – plane, there seemingly are branch points of logarithmic type and algebraic type for kz = ki for all the layers. However, by invoking uniqueness principle in the solution of this boundary value problem, one can show that the only singularities on the complex kz – plane are the branch-point singularity associated with the outermost medium which extends radially to infinity, and pole singularities which correspond to discrete guided modes in the multicylindrical medium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)653-655
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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