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On superluminal light spots

St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University, ul. prof. Popova 5, St. Petersburg, 197376, Russian Federation

The paper presents a model describing a moving emitter as a local polarization region which is produced by a light spot from a moving two-dimensional Gaussian beam and scans across a plane dielectric surface. The spectral composition, angular spectrum and the refraction, reflection, and polarization properties of such a beam are examined. The amplitude coefficients of refraction and reflection of the moving Gaussian beam are found and its total reflection behaviour and the total polarization angle are examined.

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PACS: 78.90.+t
DOI: 10.1070/PU1996v039n11ABEH000182
Citation: Barsukov K A, Popov V N "On superluminal light spots" Phys. Usp. 39 1181–1188 (1996)
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