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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 17, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1978
  • pp: 2516–2518

Free-space propagation of an aberrating Gaussian beam

L. Ronchi  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 17, Issue 16, pp. 2516-2518 (1978)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.17.002516


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Abstract

Approximate solutions of the wave equation are investigated, which can be considered as Gaussian beams affected by third-order spherical aberration. In practical cases, such beams are good approximations to the beams emerging from media whose square refractive index is described by a fourth-degree polynomial of the transverse coordinate. The measure of their spherical aberration could be a means for the determination of the coefficient of the fourth-order term in the expression of the square refractive index of the graded-index medium.

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History
Original Manuscript: November 7, 1977
Published: August 15, 1978

Citation
L. Ronchi, "Free-space propagation of an aberrating Gaussian beam," Appl. Opt. 17, 2516-2518 (1978)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-17-16-2516


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