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Light Propagation In An Inhomogeneous Optical Medium
Author(s): S. G. Krivoshlykov; I. N. Sissakian
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Paper Abstract

Consider the light propagation in a weak-inhomogeneous medium ( 1/2p An/n << 1 for distances on the order of ?, where n is the refractive index of the mediumn and ? is the light wavelength). It is known that for the conditions of this problem, the Maxwell equa-tions for monochromatic electric field component in Fock-Leontovich paraxial (parabolic) approximation can be reduced to the equivalent Schrodinger equation (1-3). Thus, if Z-axis of a rectangular coordinate system X, Z is chosen in the direction of light propagation, then for the reduced field ?(X, Z) = no1/2E (X,Z) exp {-i K oz nodZ}

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 1980
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0213, Optics and Photonics Applied to Communication and Processing, (23 May 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958400
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S. G. Krivoshlykov, Lebedev Physical Institute (USSR)
I. N. Sissakian, Lebedev Physical Institute (USSR)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0213:
Optics and Photonics Applied to Communication and Processing
Michel H. Grosmann; Patrick Meyrueis, Editor(s)

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