Comment on "Rigorous solution for transient propagation of electromagnetic waves through a medium: Causality plus diffraction in time"

Werner S. Weiglhofer, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

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Abstract

In a previous Letter [Opt. Lett. 25, 995 (2000)], Xiao claimed to have found a "rigorous solution for transient propagation of electromagnetic waves through a medium." We show that Xiao's results apply strictly only to vacuum, which serves as a reference medium in classical electromagnetics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1218-1219
Number of pages2
JournalOptics Letters
Volume26
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 15 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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