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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2011
  • pp: 468–469

Optical precursors in the singular and weak dispersion limits: reply to comment

Kurt E. Oughstun, Natalie A. Cartwright, Daniel J. Gauthier, and Heejeong Jeong  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 3, pp. 468-469 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.28.000468


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Abstract

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

OCIS Codes
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 2, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 2, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 10, 2010
Published: February 23, 2011

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-28-3-468


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