The comment by Macke and Ségard [ J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 450–452 (2011)] of our recently published paper [ J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 1664–1670 (2010)] is shown here to be primarily due to a misunderstanding of the raison d’être of our paper.
© 2011 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 2, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 2, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 10, 2010
Published: February 23, 2011
Kurt E. Oughstun, Natalie A. Cartwright, Daniel J. Gauthier, and Heejeong Jeong, "Optical precursors in the singular and weak dispersion limits: reply to comment," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 468-469 (2011)