Theory of New Transients and Optical Phenomena in Spatially Dispersive Media

  • Michael J. Frankel
  • Joseph L. Birman
Part of the Optical Physics and Engineering book series (OPEG)


An integral representation for the linear transients of coupled propagating modes in a spatially dispersive medium is investigated. New “exciton precursors” are predicted as well as altered signal velocities. Numerical estimates are made for CdS and ZnSe.


Dispersion Curve Dispersive Medium Steady State Response Signal Velocity Optical Phenomenon 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael J. Frankel
    • 1
  • Joseph L. Birman
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentThe City College of the CUNYNew YorkUSA

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