The relation between Gaussian beams and Maslov asymptotic theory

Ludek Klimes


The application of Maslov asymptotic theory in a general 3-D mixed subspace of 6-D complex phase space is proposed to obtain the integral superpositions of Gaussian packets and beams. The ray method and the superposition of plane waves (Maslov method of Chapman and Drummond (1982)) are special limiting cases of the above mentioned approach. The same high-frequency asymptotic expansion formulae for seismic body waves were derived previously by Klimes (1984) using the Gaussian beam method.

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Stud. geophys. geod., 28 (1984), 237-247.
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