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  • Vol. 12, Iss. 16 — Aug. 9, 2004
  • pp: 3848–3864

Paraxial localized waves in free space

Ioannis M. Besieris and Amr M. Shaarawi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 16, pp. 3848-3864 (2004)

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Subluminal, luminal and superluminal localized wave solutions to the paraxial pulsed beam equation in free space are determined. A clarification is also made to recent work on pulsed beams of arbitrary speed which are solutions of a narrowband temporal spectrum version of the forward pulsed beam equation.

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OCIS Codes
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: May 7, 2004
Revised Manuscript: July 29, 2004
Published: August 9, 2004

Ioannis Besieris and Amr Shaarawi, "Paraxial localized waves in free space," Opt. Express 12, 3848-3864 (2004)

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