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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 9, Iss. 12 — Dec. 3, 2001
  • pp: 622–630

Self-imaging of electromagnetic fields

Jani Tervo and Jari Turunen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 9, Issue 12, pp. 622-630 (2001)

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The electromagnetic theory of self-imaging fields is considered. Several features are presented, which have no counterparts within the scalar theory of self-imaging. For example, the electromagnetic field self-images at one half of the classical self-imaging distance for scalar fields, the electric and magnetic energy densities can self-image while the scalar field components do not, and the self-imaging distances of the electric and magnetic energy densities can be different. In addition, general expressions for TE and TM polarized fields are presented by using the concept of the angular spectrum of the field.

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OCIS Codes
(070.6760) Fourier optics and signal processing : Talbot and self-imaging effects
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

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Original Manuscript: November 1, 2001
Published: December 3, 2001

Jani Tervo and Jari Pekka Turunen, "Self-imaging of electromagnetic fields," Opt. Express 9, 622-630 (2001)

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