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Pathak, "A Uniform Geometrical Theory of Diffraction for an Edge in a Perfectly Conducting Surface," Proc. IEEE, November 1974, pp. 1448-1461. M. Lewis, "Geometrical Optics and the Polarisation Vectors," IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propagation, Vol. AP-14, 1966, pp. 100-101. T. C. C. W. ), Peter Peregrinus, London, 1986, pp. 65-67. W. Lee, "Electromagnetic Reflection from a Conducting Surface: Geometrical Optics Solution," IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propagation, Vol. AP-23, No. 2, March 1975, pp. 184-191.

4. 19) will be referred to as the law of reflection, obtained by satisfying the boundary conditions exactly and Maxwell's equations approximately [3]. Note: In the remainder of this chapter it is once more only the GO fields with which we will be concerned. 11) only) incident and reflected fields. 8 shows unit vectors 3' and Gr resolved into components normal to the surface at Qr (namely, ii - 3' and A- $7 and tangential to the surface (namely t - 3' and t . ir), where a vector t tangential to the surface at Q r has been selected to lie in the plane of incidence.

2D fields. Plane waves with appropriate polarizations also will be two-dimensional TE or TM fields. An arbitrarily polarized electric field always can be written as a linear combination of the TE and TM states. These cases therefore can be dealt with separately, and the advantage gained is that the problem becomes scalar. 8. For convenience, we stress again the complete set of conventions here, and then immediately study some instructive examples. Let us assume that we may calculate the 2D G O fields by using the form: Then, the sign convention on the radius of curvature p in the cross-sectional plane is as follows: at the selected reference front s = 0, apositive (negative) radius of curvature implies diverging (converging) paraxial rays in the cross-sectional plane.