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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2004
  • pp: 147–149

Localized subluminal envelope pulses in dispersive media

Stefano Longhi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 2, pp. 147-149 (2004)

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The existence and properties of propagative nondispersive and nondiffracting localized envelope waves in dispersive transparent media, with either normal or anomalous group-velocity dispersion, showing subluminal group velocities and strong spatial localization are pointed out. Nonparaxial effects may lead to group-velocity reduction of several orders of magnitude. Numerical simulations are given for wave propagation in sapphire.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses

Stefano Longhi, "Localized subluminal envelope pulses in dispersive media," Opt. Lett. 29, 147-149 (2004)

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