Time-varying airy pulses

A. Nerukh*, D. Zolotariov, D. Nerukh

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Pulses in the form of the Airy function as solutions to an equation similar to the Schrodinger equation but with opposite roles of the time and space variables are derived. The pulses are generated by an Airy time varying field at a source point and propagate in vacuum preserving their shape and magnitude. The pulse motion is decelerating according to a quadratic law. Its velocity changes from infinity at the source point to zero in infinity. These one dimensional results are extended to the 3D+time case for a similar Airy-Bessel pulse with the same behaviour, the non-diffractive preservation and the deceleration. This pulse is excited by the field at a plane aperture perpendicular to the direction of the pulse propagation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 13th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4577-0880-0, 978-1-4577-0882-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-0881-7
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011
Event13th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 26 Jun 201130 Jun 2011

Publication series

NameIEEE Conference Publications
ISSN (Print)2162-7339


Conference13th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
Abbreviated titleICTON 2011


  • airy pulses
  • decelerating electromagnetic pulses


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