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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1998
  • pp: 2172–2181

Vectorial spectral analysis of the nonstationary electromagnetic field

Z. Bouchal, J. Bajer, and M. Bertolotti  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 15, Issue 8, pp. 2172-2181 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.15.002172


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Abstract

A general concept of the vectorial spectral analysis of the nonstationary optical fields representing exact solutions to the Maxwell equations is proposed. The method provides the possibility of examining the free-space spatiotemporal evolution of the electromagnetic field in relation to its dependence on the composition of its temporal- and angular-frequency spectra. Particular attention is given to the electromagnetic pulses whose monochromatic components are nondiffracting fields.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(300.6170) Spectroscopy : Spectra

History
Original Manuscript: December 1, 1997
Revised Manuscript: March 27, 1998
Manuscript Accepted: April 16, 1998
Published: August 1, 1998

Citation
Z. Bouchal, J. Bajer, and M. Bertolotti, "Vectorial spectral analysis of the nonstationary electromagnetic field," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 15, 2172-2181 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-15-8-2172


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