Localized waves in complex environments

Richard W. Ziolkowski, Joannis M. Besieris, Amr M. Shaarawi

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Localized scalar and electromagnetic wave solutions in a variety of complex environments will be reviewed. Like their free-space counterparts, these acoustic and electromagnetic localized wave (LW) 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 may have a number of potential applications in the areas of directed energy transmission, secure communications, and remote sensing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-399
Number of pages13
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1991
EventIntense Microwave and Particle Beams II - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 21 1991Jan 24 1991

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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