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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1786–1789

Pulsed negative-power-function light beams

Qing Cao  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 16, Issue 10, pp. 1786-1789 (1999)

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A family of special solutions of the paraxially pulsed wave equation is presented in closed form by use of the Fourier-transform method. These special solutions have the negative-power-function forms of a simple complex temporal–spatial beam parameter P. The imaginary part and the real part of the parameter P explicitly reveal the time delay and the pulse broadening, respectively. These pulsed negative-power-function light beams are used analytically to expand those isodiffracting pulsed beams.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(270.5530) Quantum optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics

Qing Cao, "Pulsed negative-power-function light beams," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 1786-1789 (1999)

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