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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

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  • Vol. 2, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1985
  • pp: 1429–1434

Phase conjugation and symmetries with wave fields in free space containing evanescent components

Manuel Nieto-Vesperinas and Emil Wolf  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 2, Issue 9, pp. 1429-1434 (1985)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.2.001429


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Abstract

Several theorems are known concerning symmetry relations between monochromatic wave fields that propagate either into the same half-space (z > 0) or into complementary half-spaces (z > 0 and z < 0) and that are complex conjugates of each other in some cross-sectional plane z = constant. The theorems derived up to now apply only to wave fields that do not contain inhomogeneous (evanescent) components. In the present paper two of the main theorems are generalized to a wider class of fields. It is found that homogeneous and inhomogeneous components of a wave field have quite different symmetry properties under phase conjugation. The results are illustrated by a discussion of the behavior of plane waves, both homogeneous and evanescent ones, which undergo phase conjugation followed by transmission or by reflection.

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History
Original Manuscript: December 4, 1984
Manuscript Accepted: May 10, 1985
Published: September 1, 1985

Citation
Manuel Nieto-Vesperinas and Emil Wolf, "Phase conjugation and symmetries with wave fields in free space containing evanescent components," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2, 1429-1434 (1985)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-2-9-1429

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