Hybrid ray-FDTD moving frame approach to pulse propagation

Boris Fidel, Ehud Heyman, Raphael Kastner, Richard W. Ziolkowski

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In this work, proposed is an accurate, versatile approach to modeling pulse propagation in complex environments over large distances. It is a hybrid method that combines asymptotic ray techniques and the FDTD method. The technique is useful in particular for tracking well-collimated short pulse beam fields, referred to as pulsed beams or localized waves. Here, the ray asymptotics describes the global propagation of a wavepacket in a particular environment and is used to define a center-of-mass of the wavepacket as it propagates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1414-1417
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation International Symposium. Part 3 (of 3) - Seattle, WA, USA
Duration: Jun 19 1994Jun 24 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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