Radiationless interference of an electromagnetic wave occurs in the near field when the feature sizes of the waves are at the deep subwavelength scale. We present the propagation in such a regime using a wave-vector space picture. Using this picture, we reproduce the condition to achieve near-field focusing. We also design the initial field distribution needed for near-field beaming, where an intensity distribution maintains its shape as it propagates. We conclude the discussion by proposing a possible implementation of the near-field beaming scheme.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
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