A numerical simulation of cross-polarization scattering (CPS) was performed
by using frequency dependent finite difference time domain [(FD)(TD)-T-2]
method. In the CPS process, an incident ordinary (extraordinary) wave is co
nverted to an extraordinary (ordinary) wave by magnetic fluctuations in a p
lasma. It is confirmed in the simulation that an incident wave propagates i
n an anisotropic dispersive media properly. The relation between scattered
electric field and magnetic fluctuations is also obtained. (C) 2001 America
n Institute of Physics.