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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 8 — Aug. 30, 2004
  • pp: 1564–1574

Focused X-shaped pulses

Michel Zamboni-Rached, Amr M. Shaarawi, and Erasmo Recami  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 21, Issue 8, pp. 1564-1574 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.21.001564


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Abstract

The space–time focusing of a (continuous) succession of localized X-shaped pulses is obtained by suitably integrating over their speed, i.e., over their axicon angle, thus generalizing a previous (discrete) approach. New superluminal wave pulses are first constructed and then tailored so that they become temporally focused at a chosen spatial point, where the wave field can reach very high intensities for a short time. Results of this kind may find applications in many fields, besides electromagnetism and optics, including acoustics, gravitation, and elementary particle physics.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(070.1060) Fourier optics and signal processing : Acousto-optical signal processing
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses

History
Original Manuscript: September 21, 2003
Revised Manuscript: February 26, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: February 26, 2004
Published: August 1, 2004

Citation
Michel Zamboni-Rached, Amr M. Shaarawi, and Erasmo Recami, "Focused X-shaped pulses," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 21, 1564-1574 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-21-8-1564

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