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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2013
  • pp: 17366–17371

Time-spatial drift of decelerating electromagnetic pulses

Alexander G. Nerukh and Dmitry A. Nerukh  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 14, pp. 17366-17371 (2013)

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A time dependent electromagnetic pulse generated by a current running laterally to the direction of the pulse propagation is considered in paraxial approximation. It is shown that the pulse envelope moves in the time-spatial coordinates on the surface of a parabolic cylinder for the Airy pulse and a hyperbolic cylinder for the Gaussian. These pulses propagate in time with deceleration along the dominant propagation direction and drift uniformly in the lateral direction. The Airy pulse stops at infinity while the asymptotic velocity of the Gaussian is nonzero.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: May 9, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 2, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 3, 2013
Published: July 12, 2013

Alexander G. Nerukh and Dmitry A. Nerukh, "Time-spatial drift of decelerating electromagnetic pulses," Opt. Express 21, 17366-17371 (2013)

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