The conditions for creation of broadband localized optical fields (Bessel <i>X</i> pulses and focus wave modes) in dispersive media are analyzed. It is shown that transmission of focus wave modes with subcycle pulse durations through fused silica is possible.
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S. Orlov, A. Piskarskas, and A. Stabinis, "Localized optical subcycle pulses in dispersive media," Opt. Lett. 27, 2167-2169 (2002)