Observation of the sommerfeld precursor


Journal Article

We study the generation of optical precursors when a step-modulated optical pulse propagates through a linear resonant absorber. The Sommerfeld precursor is the dominant part of the transmitted field, and experiences essentially no absorption. © 2005 Optical Society of America.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jeong, H; Dawes, AMC; Gauthier, DJ

Published Date

  • January 1, 2005

Published In

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2162-2701

Citation Source

  • Scopus