Über den Autor
Kurt Oughstun is a Professor of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science in the College of Engineering & Mathematics at the University of Vermont where he was University Scholar in the Basic and Applied Sciences. A graduate of The Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester, he is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, a member of the European Optical Society and a member of the United States National Committee of the International Union of Radio Science. His research centers on electromagnetic and optical wave theory, asymptotic methods of analysis, and computational techniques. He has published extensively on his research in these areas in such journals as the Journal of the Optical Society of America A & B, Journal of the European Optical Society A, Physical Review A & E, Physical Review Letters, IEEE Proceedings, and Radio Science.
Introduction.- Microscopic Electromagnetics.- Microscopic Potentials and Radiation.- Macroscopic Electromagnetics.- Fundamental Field Equations in a Temporally Dispersive Medium.- The Angular Spectrum Representation of the Pulsed Radiation Field.- The Angular Spectrum Representation of Pulsed Electromagnetic and Optical Beam Fields in Temporally Dispersive Media.- Free Fields in Temporally Dispersive Media.
This volume presents a detailed, rigorous treatment of the fundamental theory of electromagnetic pulse propagation in causally dispersive media that is applicable to dielectric, conducting, and semiconducting media. Asymptotic methods of approximation based upon saddle point methods are presented in detail.
Rigorous development of the classical microscopic Maxwell-Lorentz theory
Detailed development of the dipole radiation field from the Liénard-Wiechert potentials
Correlation of the microscopic and macroscopic electromagnetic fields in linear media
Detailed description of causal, physical models describing material dispersion
Angular spectrum representation of pulsed radiation fields in linear, temporally dispersive media