Complex Space Source Theory of Spatially Localized Electromagnetic Waves

Cloth: 978 1 61353 193 8 / $85.00
Published: November 2013  

Publisher: SciTech Publishing
240 pp., 7" x 10"
Series: Mario Boella Series on Electromagnetism in Information and Communication
This book presents an authoritative treatment of electromagnetic waves and develops complex space source theory as a branch of Fourier Optics.

Including an essential background discussion of the many applications and drawbacks for paraxial beams, the book treats the exact full-wave generalizations of all the basic types of paraxial beam solutions and develops complex space source theory as a branch of Fourier Optics. It introduces and carefully explains original analytical techniques, including a treatment of both partially coherent and partially incoherent waves and of the newly developing area of Airy beams and waves.

The book will be of interest to graduate students in applied physics, electrical engineering and applied mathematics, teachers and researchers in the area of electromagnetic wave propagation and specialists in mathematical methods in electromagnetic theory.

Table of Contents:
Fundamental Gaussian beam
Fundamental Gaussian wave
Origin of point current source in complex space
Basic full Gaussian wave
Complex source point theory
Extended full Gaussian wave
Cylindrically symmetric transverse magnetic full Gaussian wave
Two higher order full Gaussian waves
Basic full complex-argument Laguerre-Gauss wave
Basic full real-argument Laguerre-Gauss wave
Basic full complex-argument Hermite-Gauss wave
Basic full real-argument Hermite-Gauss wave
Basic full modified Bessel-Gauss wave
Partially coherent and partially incoherent full Gaussian wave
Airy beams and waves

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