Abstract

In this reply, we point out that Xiao’s comment [J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19, 1447–1448 (2002)] on our paper [J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 18, 678 (2001)] is based on groundless statements and misunderstandings.

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  1. M. Xiao, “Evanescent and propagating electromagnetic fields in scattering from point-dipole structures: comment,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19, 1447–1448 (2002).
    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
  3. T. Setälä, A. T. Friberg, M. Kaivola, “Decomposition of the point-dipole field into homogeneous and evanescent parts,” Phys. Rev. E 59, 1200–1206 (1999).
    [CrossRef]
  4. E. Wolf, J. T. Foley, “Do evanescent waves contribute to the far field?” Opt. Lett. 23, 16–18 (1998).
    [CrossRef]
  5. A. V. Shchegrov, P. S. Carney, “Far-field contribution of evanescent modes to the electromagnetic Green tensor,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 16, 2583–2584 (1999).
    [CrossRef]
  6. A. Lakhtakia, W. S. Weiglhofer, “Evanescent plane waves and the far field: resolution of a controversy,” J. Mod. Opt. 47, 759–763 (2000).
    [CrossRef]
  7. P. S. Carney, D. G. Fisher, J. T. Foley, A. T. Friberg, A. V. Shchegrov, T. D. Visser, E. Wolf, “Comment: Evanescent waves do contribute to the far field,” J. Mod. Opt. 47, 757–758 (2000).
  8. A. Rahmani, G. W. Bryant, “Contribution of evanescent waves to the far field: the atomic point of view,” Opt. Lett. 25, 433–435 (2000).
    [CrossRef]
  9. C. J. R. Sheppard, F. Aguilar, “Comment: Evanescent waves do contribute to the far field,” J. Mod. Opt. 48, 177–180 (2001).
    [CrossRef]
  10. O. Keller, “Attached and radiated electromagnetic fields of an electric point dipole,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 835–847 (1999).
    [CrossRef]
  11. M. V. Berry, “Asymptotics of evanescence,” J. Mod. Opt. 48, 1535–1541 (2001).
    [CrossRef]
  12. O. Keller, M. Xiao, S. Bozhevolnyi, “Configurational resonances in optical near-field microscopy: a rigorous point-dipole approach,” Surf. Sci. 280, 217–230 (1993).
    [CrossRef]

2002

2001

T. Setälä, M. Kaivola, A. T. Friberg, “Evanescent and propagating electromagnetic fields in scattering from point-dipole structures,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 18, 678–688 (2001).
[CrossRef]

C. J. R. Sheppard, F. Aguilar, “Comment: Evanescent waves do contribute to the far field,” J. Mod. Opt. 48, 177–180 (2001).
[CrossRef]

M. V. Berry, “Asymptotics of evanescence,” J. Mod. Opt. 48, 1535–1541 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000

A. Lakhtakia, W. S. Weiglhofer, “Evanescent plane waves and the far field: resolution of a controversy,” J. Mod. Opt. 47, 759–763 (2000).
[CrossRef]

P. S. Carney, D. G. Fisher, J. T. Foley, A. T. Friberg, A. V. Shchegrov, T. D. Visser, E. Wolf, “Comment: Evanescent waves do contribute to the far field,” J. Mod. Opt. 47, 757–758 (2000).

A. Rahmani, G. W. Bryant, “Contribution of evanescent waves to the far field: the atomic point of view,” Opt. Lett. 25, 433–435 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999

1998

1993

O. Keller, M. Xiao, S. Bozhevolnyi, “Configurational resonances in optical near-field microscopy: a rigorous point-dipole approach,” Surf. Sci. 280, 217–230 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Aguilar, F.

C. J. R. Sheppard, F. Aguilar, “Comment: Evanescent waves do contribute to the far field,” J. Mod. Opt. 48, 177–180 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Berry, M. V.

M. V. Berry, “Asymptotics of evanescence,” J. Mod. Opt. 48, 1535–1541 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Bozhevolnyi, S.

O. Keller, M. Xiao, S. Bozhevolnyi, “Configurational resonances in optical near-field microscopy: a rigorous point-dipole approach,” Surf. Sci. 280, 217–230 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Bryant, G. W.

Carney, P. S.

P. S. Carney, D. G. Fisher, J. T. Foley, A. T. Friberg, A. V. Shchegrov, T. D. Visser, E. Wolf, “Comment: Evanescent waves do contribute to the far field,” J. Mod. Opt. 47, 757–758 (2000).

A. V. Shchegrov, P. S. Carney, “Far-field contribution of evanescent modes to the electromagnetic Green tensor,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 16, 2583–2584 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Fisher, D. G.

P. S. Carney, D. G. Fisher, J. T. Foley, A. T. Friberg, A. V. Shchegrov, T. D. Visser, E. Wolf, “Comment: Evanescent waves do contribute to the far field,” J. Mod. Opt. 47, 757–758 (2000).

Foley, J. T.

P. S. Carney, D. G. Fisher, J. T. Foley, A. T. Friberg, A. V. Shchegrov, T. D. Visser, E. Wolf, “Comment: Evanescent waves do contribute to the far field,” J. Mod. Opt. 47, 757–758 (2000).

E. Wolf, J. T. Foley, “Do evanescent waves contribute to the far field?” Opt. Lett. 23, 16–18 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Friberg, A. T.

T. Setälä, M. Kaivola, A. T. Friberg, “Evanescent and propagating electromagnetic fields in scattering from point-dipole structures,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 18, 678–688 (2001).
[CrossRef]

P. S. Carney, D. G. Fisher, J. T. Foley, A. T. Friberg, A. V. Shchegrov, T. D. Visser, E. Wolf, “Comment: Evanescent waves do contribute to the far field,” J. Mod. Opt. 47, 757–758 (2000).

T. Setälä, A. T. Friberg, M. Kaivola, “Decomposition of the point-dipole field into homogeneous and evanescent parts,” Phys. Rev. E 59, 1200–1206 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kaivola, M.

T. Setälä, M. Kaivola, A. T. Friberg, “Evanescent and propagating electromagnetic fields in scattering from point-dipole structures,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 18, 678–688 (2001).
[CrossRef]

T. Setälä, A. T. Friberg, M. Kaivola, “Decomposition of the point-dipole field into homogeneous and evanescent parts,” Phys. Rev. E 59, 1200–1206 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Keller, O.

O. Keller, “Attached and radiated electromagnetic fields of an electric point dipole,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 835–847 (1999).
[CrossRef]

O. Keller, M. Xiao, S. Bozhevolnyi, “Configurational resonances in optical near-field microscopy: a rigorous point-dipole approach,” Surf. Sci. 280, 217–230 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Lakhtakia, A.

A. Lakhtakia, W. S. Weiglhofer, “Evanescent plane waves and the far field: resolution of a controversy,” J. Mod. Opt. 47, 759–763 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Rahmani, A.

Setälä, T.

T. Setälä, M. Kaivola, A. T. Friberg, “Evanescent and propagating electromagnetic fields in scattering from point-dipole structures,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 18, 678–688 (2001).
[CrossRef]

T. Setälä, A. T. Friberg, M. Kaivola, “Decomposition of the point-dipole field into homogeneous and evanescent parts,” Phys. Rev. E 59, 1200–1206 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Shchegrov, A. V.

P. S. Carney, D. G. Fisher, J. T. Foley, A. T. Friberg, A. V. Shchegrov, T. D. Visser, E. Wolf, “Comment: Evanescent waves do contribute to the far field,” J. Mod. Opt. 47, 757–758 (2000).

A. V. Shchegrov, P. S. Carney, “Far-field contribution of evanescent modes to the electromagnetic Green tensor,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 16, 2583–2584 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Sheppard, C. J. R.

C. J. R. Sheppard, F. Aguilar, “Comment: Evanescent waves do contribute to the far field,” J. Mod. Opt. 48, 177–180 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Visser, T. D.

P. S. Carney, D. G. Fisher, J. T. Foley, A. T. Friberg, A. V. Shchegrov, T. D. Visser, E. Wolf, “Comment: Evanescent waves do contribute to the far field,” J. Mod. Opt. 47, 757–758 (2000).

Weiglhofer, W. S.

A. Lakhtakia, W. S. Weiglhofer, “Evanescent plane waves and the far field: resolution of a controversy,” J. Mod. Opt. 47, 759–763 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Wolf, E.

P. S. Carney, D. G. Fisher, J. T. Foley, A. T. Friberg, A. V. Shchegrov, T. D. Visser, E. Wolf, “Comment: Evanescent waves do contribute to the far field,” J. Mod. Opt. 47, 757–758 (2000).

E. Wolf, J. T. Foley, “Do evanescent waves contribute to the far field?” Opt. Lett. 23, 16–18 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Xiao, M.

M. Xiao, “Evanescent and propagating electromagnetic fields in scattering from point-dipole structures: comment,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19, 1447–1448 (2002).
[CrossRef]

O. Keller, M. Xiao, S. Bozhevolnyi, “Configurational resonances in optical near-field microscopy: a rigorous point-dipole approach,” Surf. Sci. 280, 217–230 (1993).
[CrossRef]

J. Mod. Opt.

A. Lakhtakia, W. S. Weiglhofer, “Evanescent plane waves and the far field: resolution of a controversy,” J. Mod. Opt. 47, 759–763 (2000).
[CrossRef]

P. S. Carney, D. G. Fisher, J. T. Foley, A. T. Friberg, A. V. Shchegrov, T. D. Visser, E. Wolf, “Comment: Evanescent waves do contribute to the far field,” J. Mod. Opt. 47, 757–758 (2000).

C. J. R. Sheppard, F. Aguilar, “Comment: Evanescent waves do contribute to the far field,” J. Mod. Opt. 48, 177–180 (2001).
[CrossRef]

M. V. Berry, “Asymptotics of evanescence,” J. Mod. Opt. 48, 1535–1541 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. E

T. Setälä, A. T. Friberg, M. Kaivola, “Decomposition of the point-dipole field into homogeneous and evanescent parts,” Phys. Rev. E 59, 1200–1206 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Surf. Sci.

O. Keller, M. Xiao, S. Bozhevolnyi, “Configurational resonances in optical near-field microscopy: a rigorous point-dipole approach,” Surf. Sci. 280, 217–230 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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