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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 9, Iss. 1 — Jul. 2, 2001
  • pp: 9–15

Rotating scale-invariant electromagnetic fields

Jani Tervo and Jari Turunen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 9, Issue 1, pp. 9-15 (2001)

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The concept of scalar fields with uniformly rotating intensity distributions and propagation-invariant radial scales is extended to the case of electromagnetic fields with rotating but otherwise propagation-invariant states of polarization. It is shown that the conditions for field rotation are different for scalar and electromagnetic fields and that the electromagentic analysis brings in new aspects such as the possibility that different components of a rotating electromagnetic field can rotate in opposite directions.

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(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: May 8, 2001
Published: July 2, 2001

Jani Tervo and Jari Pekka Turunen, "Rotating scale-invariant electromagnetic fields," Opt. Express 9, 9-15 (2001)

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