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By X. Ai, Y. Tian, Z. Cui, Y. Han, and X.-W. Shi

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A dispersive conformal FDTD method has been proposed to accurately model the interface between two adjacent dispersive mediums and implemented to study the scattering of THz electromagnetic (EM) waves by inhomogeneous collisional plasma cylinder array. The method is based on the technology of area average, which is different from existing dispersive conformal FDTD schemes. Numerical results show that the proposed method enhance the accuracy level compared to the staircasing FDTD scheme involved in the inhomogeneous plasma. It is interesting to find that the THz EM waves can propagate through the plasma array more easily with higher frequencies or larger separations, hence the scattering width in the backward direction becomes smaller, and the forward scattering exhibits a little difference. This study will be useful for further designing intelligent plasma antenna arrays in THz band and terahertz reentry telemetry through plasma.

X. Ai, Y. Tian, Z. Cui, Y. Han, and X.-W. Shi, "A Dispersive Conformal FDTD Technique for Accurate Modeling Electromagnetic Scattering of THz Waves by Inhomogeneous Plasma Cylinder Array," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 142, 353-368, 2013.

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