Editor's Picks Collection: Propagation

To honor OSA's centennial, JOSA A Centennial Editor Bahaa Saleh selected articles from a variety of topic areas that reflect the progression of each area over the journal's history. Below is a collection of articles in the area of Propagation.

Note that this selection of articles is not meant to be exhaustive but authoritative, showing that significant contributions were made and continue to be made in this area.

  1. Consistent Formulation of Kirchhoff's Diffraction Theory

    E. W. Marchand and E. Wolf

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. 56(12) 1712-1721 (1966)

  2. Energy Flow in the Neighborhood of the Focus of a Coherent Beam

    A. Boivin, J. Dow, and E. Wolf

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. 57(10) 1171-1175 (1967)

  3. Electric Fields Produced by the Propagation of Plane Coherent Electromagnetic Radiation in a Stratified Medium

    Wilford N. Hansen

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. 58(3) 380-390 (1968)

  4. Electromagnetic propagation in periodic stratified media. I. General theory

    Pochi Yeh, Amnon Yariv, and Chi-Shain Hong

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. 67(4) 423-438 (1977)

  5. Wigner distribution function and its application to first-order optics

    M. J. Bastiaans

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. 69(12) 1710-1716 (1979)

  6. Exact-solutions for nondiffracting beams. I. The scalar theory

    J. Durnin

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4(4) 651-654 (1987)

  7. Realization of general nondiffracting beams with computer-generated holograms

    Antti Vasara, Jari Turunen, and Ari T. Friberg

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 6(11) 1748-1754 (1989)

  8. Production and uses of diffractionless beams

    R. M. Herman and T. A. Wiggins

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 8(6) 932-942 (1991)

  9. Image rotation, Wigner rotation, and the fractional Fourier transform

    Adolf W. Lohmann

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 10(10) 2181-2186 (1993)

  10. Fractional Fourier-transforms and their optical implementation: I

    David Mendlovic and Haldun M. Ozaktas

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 10(9) 1875-1881 (1993)