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Fresnel formulas and the principle of causality

Moscow State University ofTechnology Stankin, per. Vadkovskii 3a, Moscow, 101472, Russian Federation

A method is considered whereby Fresnel formulas for transparent, absorbing, and amplifying linear media are uniquely determined by passing to the plane-monochromatic-wave limit of an electromagnetic pulse, using the principle of causality and employing the analytical properties of the amplitude reflection coefficient of the Fourier components of the light pulse.

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PACS: 03.40.Kf, 42.15.−i, 42.20.Jb, 42.25.−p (all)
DOI: 10.1070/pu1999v042n09ABEH000482
Citation: Kolokolov A A "Fresnel formulas and the principle of causality" Phys. Usp. 42 931 (1999)
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RT Journal
T1 Fresnel formulas and the principle of causality
A1 Kolokolov,A.A.
PB Physics-Uspekhi
PY 1999
FD 10 Sep, 1999
JF Physics-Uspekhi
JO Phys. Usp.
VO 42
IS 9
SP 931
DO 10.1070/pu1999v042n09ABEH000482

:    «   .» 169 1025–1034 (1999); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0169.199909e.1025

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