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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1999
  • pp: 2488–2493

Intensity-moments characterization of general pulsed paraxial beams with the Wigner distribution function

Jun Yang and Dianyuan Fan  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 16, Issue 10, pp. 2488-2493 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.16.002488


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Abstract

On the basis of the space–time Wigner distribution function (STWDF), we use the matrix formalism to study the propagation laws for the intensity moments of quasi-monochromatic and polychromatic pulsed paraxial beams. The advantages of this approach are reviewed. Also, a least-squares fitting method for interpreting the physical meaning of the effective curvature matrix is described by means of the STWDF. Then the concept is extended to the higher-order situation, and what we believe is a novel technique for characterizing the beam phase is presented.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.3310) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Laser beam transmission
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(070.2590) Fourier optics and signal processing : ABCD transforms
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

History
Original Manuscript: December 24, 1998
Revised Manuscript: May 6, 1999
Manuscript Accepted: May 6, 1999
Published: October 1, 1999

Citation
Jun Yang and Dianyuan Fan, "Intensity-moments characterization of general pulsed paraxial beams with the Wigner distribution function," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 16, 2488-2493 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-16-10-2488

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