Localized transmission of wave energy

Richard W. Ziolkowski

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Exact solutions of the scalar wave and Maxwell’s equations that describe localized transmission of wave energy and their representations will be reviewed briefly. These acoustic (ADEPT) and electromagnetic (EDEPT) directed energy pulse train solutions can be optimized so that they are localized near the direction of propagation and their original amplitude is recovered out to extremely large distances from their initial location. Pulses with these very desirable localized transmission characteristics have a number of potential applications in the areas of directed energy weapons, secure communications, and remote sensing. The feasibility of launching an ADEPT from an array of acoustic transducers has been tested experimentally. As will shown, excellent agreement between theoretical and experimental results was obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)395-402
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Jul 25 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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