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Diffrent spectra in near and far field of dipole
Author(s): Mufei Xiao
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate theoretically that for polychromatic incident light of Gaussian spectrum, a dipole radiates with a redshifted spectrum. The degree of the shift depends on the radiation distance. The shift disappears in far field limit. These spectral changes are not caused by dispersive optical response of the source, nor stemming from correlations in distributions of source or scattering medium. Therefore, the demonstrated spectral changes are due to the nearness of the observation point. In other words, one states that the near field spectra, in general, bear a redshift with respect to the far field spectra.

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Date Published: 19 July 1999
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 3749, 18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics, (19 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354895
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Mufei Xiao, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3749:
18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics
Alexander J. Glass; Joseph W. Goodman; Milton Chang; Arthur H. Guenther; Toshimitsu Asakura, Editor(s)

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