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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1981
  • pp: 22–23

TM and TE electromagnetic beams in free space

Lawrence W. Davis and George Patsakos  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 6, Issue 1, pp. 22-23 (1981)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.6.000022


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Abstract

The existence of unguided TM and TE Gaussian beams is derived in a simple way from the wave equation for the vector potential, and the field configurations are discussed. We point out the possibility of a new type of free-electron laser.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: May 12, 1980
Published: January 1, 1981

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Lawrence W. Davis and George Patsakos, "TM and TE electromagnetic beams in free space," Opt. Lett. 6, 22-23 (1981)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-6-1-22

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