Non-diffracting Waves

Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Sep 25, 2013
Product Number: EB00229316
Released: Mar 13, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9783527671533
Publisher: Wiley-VCH
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This continuation and extension of the successful book "Localized Waves" by the same editors brings together leading researchers in non-diffractive waves to cover the most important results in their field and as such is the first to present the current state. The well-balanced presentation of theory and experiments guides readers through the background of different types of non-diffractive waves, their generation, propagation, and possible applications. The authors include a historical account of the development of the field, and cover different types of non-diffractive waves, including Airy waves and realistic, finite-energy solutions suitable for experimental realization. Apart from basic research, the concepts explained here have promising applications in a wide range of technologies, from wireless communication to acoustics and bio-medical imaging.