3 years ago

Physical meaning of the dipole radiation resistance in lossless and lossy media.

M.s. Mirmoosa, S. Nordebo, S.a. Tretyakov

In this short tutorial we discuss the radiation from a Hertzian dipole into uniform isotropic lossy media of infinite extent. If the medium is lossless, the radiated power propagates to infinity, and the apparent dissipation is measured by the radiation resistance of the dipole. If the medium is lossy, the power exponentially decays. Shall we conclude that the radiation resistance is zero because the fields at infinity tend to zero? If the medium is lossy, all the emitted power is dissipated in the medium and can be evaluated via volume integration. But what if the loss parameter tends to zero? What is the limiting value of the volume integral of the absorption power density? Here we answer these questions and discuss theoretical and practical implications of the results.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1901.02777

DOI: arXiv:1901.02777v1

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