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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2165–2166

Morphology of the nonspherically decaying radiation beam generated by a rotating superluminal source: comment

J. H. Hannay  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 25, Issue 9, pp. 2165-2166 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.25.002165


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Abstract

The same elementary disproof of the claimed “nonspherical” decay that I have given before applies. A comment asserting the correctness of the relevant formula from a standard text on electrodynamics is added at the end.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(040.3060) Detectors : Infrared
(230.6080) Optical devices : Sources
(250.5530) Optoelectronics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(350.1270) Other areas of optics : Astronomy and astrophysics

ToC Category:
Communication

History
Original Manuscript: February 15, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 17, 2008
Published: August 4, 2008

Citation
J. H. Hannay, "Morphology of the nonspherically decaying radiation beam generated by a rotating superluminal source: comment," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 2165-2166 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-25-9-2165


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