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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2008
  • pp: 3770–3772

Response to “Comments on ‘Quality of paraxial electromagnetic beams’”

S. R. Seshadri  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 21, pp. 3770-3772 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.47.003770


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Abstract

The nonparaxial wave obtained by Seshadri [Appl. Opt. 45, 5335 (2006)] is correct. The difference in the input field distributions of the nonparaxial wave and the corresponding paraxial beam is correct and is not caused by any error in the treatment. As is to be expected, in the appropriate limit, the nonparaxial wave reduces to the paraxial beam for 0 z including the secondary source plane and for z .

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OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 23, 2008
Published: July 11, 2008

Citation
S. R. Seshadri, "Response to “Comments on 'Quality of paraxial electromagnetic beams'”," Appl. Opt. 47, 3770-3772 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-47-21-3770


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