Evanescent plane waves and the far field: Resolution of a controversy

Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Werner S. Weiglhofer

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We show that the evanescent part of the plane wave representation of the free-space dyadic Green function contributes to the far field only along a distinguished axis. The claim of contribution of evanescence in all directions is incorrect as it arises from a flawed procedure, but a limited version of that claim may have merit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)759-763
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Modern Optics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Mar 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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