Abstract

In a previous Letter [Opt.  Lett.   25, 995 (2000)], Xiao claimed to have found a “rigorous solution for transient propagation of electromagnetic waves through a medium.” We show that Xiao’s results apply strictly only to vacuum, which serves as a reference medium in classical electromagnetics.

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  1. M. Xiao, Opt. Lett. 25, 995 (2000).
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  2. W. S. Weiglhofer and A. Lakhtakia, Arch. Elektr. Uebertrag. 50, 389 (1996).
  3. W. S. Weiglhofer and A. Lakhtakia, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 13, 385 (1996).
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1996 (2)

W. S. Weiglhofer and A. Lakhtakia, Arch. Elektr. Uebertrag. 50, 389 (1996).

W. S. Weiglhofer and A. Lakhtakia, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 13, 385 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Lakhtakia, A.

W. S. Weiglhofer and A. Lakhtakia, Arch. Elektr. Uebertrag. 50, 389 (1996).

W. S. Weiglhofer and A. Lakhtakia, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 13, 385 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Weiglhofer, W. S.

W. S. Weiglhofer and A. Lakhtakia, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 13, 385 (1996).
[CrossRef]

W. S. Weiglhofer and A. Lakhtakia, Arch. Elektr. Uebertrag. 50, 389 (1996).

Xiao, M.

Arch. Elektr. Uebertrag. (1)

W. S. Weiglhofer and A. Lakhtakia, Arch. Elektr. Uebertrag. 50, 389 (1996).

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D˜r,t=ϵ0E˜r,t+-+ϵ0χ˜eτE˜r,t-τdτ,
H˜r,t=1/μ0B˜r,t--+1/μ0χ˜mτB˜r,t-τdτ.
χ˜et=χ˜mt=0,t0,
χ˜e,mt=-+χe,mωexp-iωtdω.
××E˜r,t=-μ0ϵ02E˜r,tt2-μ02t2-+ϵ0χ˜eτE˜r,t-τdτ.
2E˜yx,tx2=μ0ϵ02E˜yx,tx2+μ02t2-+ϵ0χ˜eτE˜yx,t-τdτ,
2Ex,tx2=μϵ2Ex,tt2+μσEx,tt,

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