Electromagnetic and Optical Pulse Propagation

Volume 1: Spectral Representations in Temporally Dispersive Media

Serie: Springer Series in Optical Sciences 224

This volume presents a detailed, rigorous treatment of the fundamental theory of electromagnetic pulse propagation in causally dispersive media that is applicable to dielectric, conducting, and semiconducting media. Les mer
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This volume presents a detailed, rigorous treatment of the fundamental theory of electromagnetic pulse propagation in causally dispersive media that is applicable to dielectric, conducting, and semiconducting media. Asymptotic methods of approximation based upon saddle point methods are presented in detail.

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Preface to the Revised Second Edition.- Preface.- Chapter 1 Introduction.- Chapter 2 Microscopic Electromagnetics.- Chapter 3 Microscopic Potentials & Radiation.- Chapter 4 Macroscopic Electromagnetics.- Chapter 5 Fundamental Field Equations in a Temporally Dispersive Medium.- Chapter 6 Plane Wave Reflection and Refraction.- Chapter 7 The Angular Spectrum Representation of the Pulsed Radiation Field.- Chapter 8 The Angular Spectrum Representation of Pulsed Electromagnetic and Optical Beam Fields in Temporally Dispersive Media.- 9 Free Fields in Temporally Dispersive Media.- Appendix A The Dirac Delta Function.- Appendix B Helmholtz' Theorem.- Appendix C The Effective Local Field.- Appendix D Magnetic Field Contribution to the Lorentz Model of Resonance Polarization.- Appendix E The Fourier-Laplace Transform.- Appendix F Reversible & Irreversible, Recoverable & Irrecoverable Electrodynamic Processes in Dispersive Dielectrics.- Appendix G Stationary Phase Approximations of the Angular Spectrum Representation.- Appendix H The Radon Transform.- Index.

Om forfatteren

Kurt Oughstun is a Professor of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science in the College of Engineering & Mathematics at the University of Vermont where he was University Scholar in the Basic and Applied Sciences. A graduate of The Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester, he is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, a member of the European Optical Society and a member of the United States National Committee of the International Union of Radio Science. His research centers on electromagnetic and optical wave theory, asymptotic methods of analysis, and computational techniques. He has published extensively on his research in these areas in such journals as the Journal of the Optical Society of America A & B, Journal of the European Optical Society A, Physical Review A & E, Physical Review Letters, IEEE Proceedings, and Radio Science.