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Reflection and transmission of femtosecond pulses
Author(s): Mihaly G. Benedict
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Paper Abstract

Instead of using a frequency dependent refractive index, we propose an alternative method to describe reflection and transmission of femtosecond pulses at the boundary of a new medium. It is a time dependent perturbation treatment of the problem, that follows explicitly the evolution of an ultrashort pulse passing through the boundary. The reflection and transmission properties depend on the relation between the pulse length and the relaxation time of the material.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 1998
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3573, OPTIKA '98: 5th Congress on Modern Optics, (19 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.324571
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Mihaly G. Benedict, JATE Univ. (Hungary)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3573:
OPTIKA '98: 5th Congress on Modern Optics

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