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Analytic time-domain expressions are derived for the pulsed electromagnetic field radiated by a wide slot antenna with a dielectric layer in a two-dimensional model configuration. In any finite time window of observation, exact pulse shapes for the propagated, reflected and refracted wave constituents are constructed with the aid of the modified Cagniard method (the Cagniard-DeHoop method). Numerical results are presented for field pulse shapes at the dielectric/free-space interface, the pulse time widths of the excitation being chosen such that the separate arrivals from the two edges of the slot can be distinguished. Applications are found in any system whose operation is based on pulsed electromagnetic field transfer and where digital signals are detected and interpreted in dependence on their pulse shapes.