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Uni-directional optical pulses, temporal propagation, and spatial and temporal dispersion

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Uni-directional optical pulses, temporal propagation, and spatial and temporal dispersion. / Kinsler, Paul.

In: Journal of Optics, Vol. 20, No. 2, 025502, 12.01.2018.

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title = "Uni-directional optical pulses, temporal propagation, and spatial and temporal dispersion",
abstract = "I derive a temporally propagated uni-directional optical pulse equation valid in the few cycle limit. Temporal propagation is advantageous because it naturally preserves causality, unlike the competing spatially propagated models. The exact coupled bi-directional equations that this approach generates can be efficiently approximated down to a uni-directional form in cases where an optical pulse changes little over one optical cycle. They also permit a direct term-to-term comparison of the exact bi-directional theory with its corresponding approximate uni-directional theory. Notably, temporal propagation handles dispersion in a different way, and this difference serves to highlight existing approximations inherent in spatially propagated treatments of dispersion. Accordingly, I emphasise the need for future work in clarifying the limitations of the dispersion conversion required by these types of approaches; since the only alternative in the few cycle limit may be to resort to the much more computationally intensive full Maxwell equationsolvers. ",
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