Single-slit focusing and its representations

Manuel R. Gonçalves*, William B. Case, Ady Arie, Wolfgang P. Schleich

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We illustrate the phenomenon of the focusing of a freely propagating rectangular wave packet using three different tools: (1) the time-dependent wave function in position space, (2) the Wigner phase-space approach, and (3) an experiment using laser light.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExploring the World with the Laser
Subtitle of host publicationDedicated to Theodor Hänsch on his 75th Birthday
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages47
ISBN (Electronic)9783319643465
ISBN (Print)9783319643458
StatePublished - 2 Jan 2018


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