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  • Vol. 1, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1984
  • pp: 723–724

Packetlike solutions of the homogeneous-wave equation

P. A. Bélanger  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 1, Issue 7, pp. 723-724 (1984)

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We have obtained packetlike solutions to the free-space homogeneous-wave equation. These solutions are Gaussian Laguerre (or Hermite) beams that propagate in a straight line at a light velocity remaining focused for all time.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 3, 1984
Manuscript Accepted: March 21, 1984
Published: July 1, 1984

P. A. Bélanger, "Packetlike solutions of the homogeneous-wave equation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 1, 723-724 (1984)

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