Upper bounds on the focal irradiance of monochromatic fields (both scalar and electromagnetic), given their input power and directional spread, are found analytically. The fields that achieve these bounds are also calculated.
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N. J. Moore, M. A. Alonso, and C. J. Sheppard, "Fields with Maximum Focal Irradiance," in Frontiers in Optics 2007/Laser Science XXIII/Organic Materials and Devices for Displays and Energy Conversion, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper FWC6.
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