A historical perspective on localized waves

Richard W. Ziolkowski

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A historical perspective on the origins, development and applications of localized waves (LWs) will be presented. In similarity with plane waves, the fundamental LWs can be superimposed to form finite energy solutions of the wave equation or Maxwell's equations. In contrast to plane waves, some form of localization in space-time and phase space is a characteristic of LWs. Bi-directional representations of these LWs help reveal their intrinsic properties and provide techniques to generate many varietals of them. Experimental confirmation of launching LWs from independently addressable, time dependent arrays will be described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium(APSURSI)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781479935406
StatePublished - Sep 18 2014
Event2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2014 - Memphis, United States
Duration: Jul 6 2014Jul 11 2014

Publication series

NameIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
ISSN (Print)1522-3965


Other2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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