Guiding, Diffraction, and Confinement of Optical Radiation by Salvatore Solimeno

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2), where the value of P at a given position r depends only on the value of E at the same point]. In fact, if the polarization vector P at a given instant t and position r is determined by the value of E at the same point at time t — At, during the time interval Δί the electric disturbance will travel a distance v At (v being its typical velocity); as a consequence, the polarization P and r will also be influenced by the value of the electric field at time t and at adjacent positions r' such that |r' — r| = vAt.

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6). According to the previous results, the field amplitude along a ray depends on the way in which da or, equivalently, V 2 5 varies. Thus, the knowledge of the trajectory of a single ray is not sufficient to deduce the amplitude A0, but it is necessary to determine all the rays in the proximity of the reference trajectory. ionization F layer caustic ground (a) Fig. 6. (a) Reflection of a radio wave forming a caustic inside an F layer of the ionosphere. Note on the left the profile of the index of refraction, which decreases in correspondence to the ionospheric plasma, as by Eq.

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