Spectral analysis of time-limited pulsed Gaussian wave fields

Amr M. Shaarawi, Sherif M. Sedky, Fawzia M.M. Taiel, Richard W. Ziolkowski, Ioannis M. Besieris

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We compare the depletion of the spectral components of pulsed wave fields as they propagate away from their sources. The spectral performance of a narrow localized Gaussian pulse launched from a dynamic aperture is compared with that of the traditional Gaussian-waisted, quasi-monochromatic, and broadband signals generated by flat apertures. The effect of using a derivative receiver to slow down the decay rate of the measured localized wave fields is expounded upon by using the same spectral analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1827-1836
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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