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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 4 — Feb. 24, 2014
  • pp: 4453–4465

Optimal electromagnetic energy transmission and real-time dissipation in extended media

S. Glasgow and M. Ware  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 4, pp. 4453-4465 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.004453


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Abstract

Pulse reshaping effects that give rise to fast and slow light phenomena are inextricably linked to the dynamics of energy exchange between the pulse and the propagation medium. Energy that is dissipated from the pulse can no longer participate in this exchange process, but previous methods of calculating real-time dissipation are not valid for extended propagation media. We present a method for calculating real-time dissipation that is valid for electromagnetic pulse propagation in extended media. This method allows one to divide the energy stored in an extended medium into the portion that can be later transmitted out of the medium, and that portion which must be lost to either dissipation or reflection.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Slow and Fast Light

History
Original Manuscript: January 3, 2014
Revised Manuscript: February 11, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 12, 2014
Published: February 19, 2014

Citation
S. Glasgow and M. Ware, "Optimal electromagnetic energy transmission and real-time dissipation in extended media," Opt. Express 22, 4453-4465 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-4-4453


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