Sunday, April 29, 2007

Math Blues I


So I'm trying to figure out a bit about wave dynamics - namely how a wave can move in a collimated fashion, such as in a light ray or laser beam.

I was playing around with the wave equation a bit. I set up field sims for a 3d wave and advanced time, reproducing all sorts of interesting effects. Diffraction, reflection, interference, refraction ect.

Then something started bugging me - if you have a travelling wave, how do you get it so that it retains a collimated shape? It seems to me that the divergence of the gradient on a point outside the beam is going to be nonzero due to the difference between the zero and nonzero amplitudes inside and outside the beam, and so the region outside the beam should be sucking up energy and spreading the wave as it travels.

At first I thought it was just that I was looking at a scalar wave, and light is a more complicated vector wave operating off of different rules. But in my optics book, they eventually transform maxwells equations into a set of 6 scalar equations for the electric and magnetic field, and the same laplacian(field) = acceleration(field) behavior results.

Okay, so then I did some reading and discovered that beams usually have gaussian distribution of amplitude along the beam radius.

I want to be able to figure out how the amplitude's radial profile changes as you move along the wave. So I wanted to transform the wave equation into a different coordinate system moving with the beam.

laplacian(field(x,y,z)) = acceleration(field(x,y,z)) -> acceleration(field(x-vt,y,z)) = ???

and here's where I have to quit for today, I need to make dinner.

This better not be something that some old math god fart like Newton or Euler solved in 5 minutes while waiting for the coffee to brew.


Anonymous Gordon Vaughan said...

I think you're talking about diffraction limit and coherence length. Any beam will only stay collimated (to a certain beam width) and coherent (phase-wise) so far out.

Well, it's been a long time since I messed with optics, which is a pretty fascinating subject but kind of like orbital mechanics, in that both are often rather non-intuitive.

Thanks for your comment on AeroGo, I left a reply there. From what I've heard, Purdue is a pretty good aero school, with a strong undergrad program, not just research kudos.

Monday, May 21, 2007 5:37:00 PM  
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People who fall on the good side of the good/evil scale have more favor, and when they do something wrong the Gods punish them BECAUSE THEY WANT THEM TO LEARN. The Gods want them to receive this feedback in hope they make corrections and begin to behave appropriately. The Gods DON'T like evil and refuse to grant this feedback.
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Black member size is temptation to a predisposed population.
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Make the decision to always be good and never look back. Until you do this technology will employ tactics to test your resolve:::Ridicule, beligerance, doubt and refusal to abandon what people perceive to be their "investment".
Pray daily. Think appropriately. Too many are confident, unaware of the God's awesome powers or their status as antients. Others may fall prey to their positioning.
Be humbled, God-fearing and beware of the God's temptations, for everyone is tested to evaluate their worthiness.

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