Time-domain Optics of Ultrashort Waveforms

Time domain transient electrodynamics of dispersive and glossy media form the subject of this book. This topic is associated with the unusual interactions between ultra-short transient signals and these media. Techniques based on such interactions find use in materials analysis, fractal communication, and energy transfer through dispersive and absorbing media, Traditional analytical techniques (Fourier based) break down in the extreme conditions encountered in these situations; Shvartsburg gives here other successful techniques and methods to allow scientists to analyse and model this behaviour.