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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2001
  • pp: 1218–1219

Comment on “Rigorous solution for transient propagation of electromagnetic waves through a medium: causality plus diffraction in time”

Werner S. Weiglhofer and Akhlesh Lakhtakia  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 16, pp. 1218-1219 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.001218


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Abstract

In a previous Letter [Opt. Lett. 25, 995 (2000)], Xiao claimed to have found a “rigorous solution for transient propagation of electromagnetic waves through a medium.” We show that Xiao's results apply strictly only to vacuum, which serves as a reference medium in classical electromagnetics.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

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

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Werner S. Weiglhofer and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, "Comment on “Rigorous solution for transient propagation of electromagnetic waves through a medium: causality plus diffraction in time”," Opt. Lett. 26, 1218-1219 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-16-1218


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References

  1. M. Xiao, Opt. Lett. 25, 995 (2000).
  2. W. S. Weiglhofer and A. Lakhtakia, Arch. Elektr. Uebertrag. 50, 389 (1996).
  3. W. S. Weiglhofer and A. Lakhtakia, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 13, 385 (1996).

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