New electromagnetic directed energy pulses

Richard W. Ziolkowski

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New electromagnetic directed energy pulse train (EDEPT) solutions of Maxwell’s equations have been obtained. One particular solution, the modified power spectrum (MPS) prdse, will be described in detail. This pulse can be tailored to give directed energy transfer in space in such a manner that theoretically it beats the diffraction limit. These EDEPT solutions are not physically pathological and can be reconstructed from causal Green’s functions. They represent fields that recover their initial ampfitudes along the direction of propagation out to extremely large distances from their initial location. Moreover, these fields appear to be launchable from finite aperture antennas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)312-319
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - May 9 1988
EventMicrowave and Particle Beam Sources and Propagation 1988 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Jan 11 1988Jan 17 1988

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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