We examine the free-space propagation characteristics of focused vector Helmholtz-Gauss (vHzG) beams. A closed-form expression for the vector field distribution at the focal plane is derived and exemplified for several types of vHzG beams.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
R. I. Hernández-Aranda, M. A. Bandres, and J. C. Gutiérrez-Vega, "Propagation of Focused Vector Helmholtz-Gauss Beams," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper JWD2.
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