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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2008
  • pp: 537–542

Nonparaxial propagation of controllable dark-hollow beams

Zhangrong Mei and Daomu Zhao  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 25, Issue 3, pp. 537-542 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.25.000537


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Abstract

On the basis of the Rayleigh–Sommerfeld formulas, the analytical propagation equation of nonparaxial controllable dark-hollow beams (CDHBs) in free space is derived. The far-field approaches and the paraxial approximation are dealt with as special cases of our general results. By using the derived formulas, the nonparaxial propagation properties of CDHBs in free space are illustrated and are analyzed with numerical examples. Some detailed comparisons of the results obtained with the paraxial results are made, which show that the f parameter and the propagation distance play an important role in determining the nonparaxiality of the CDHBs.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

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: October 3, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 21, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 2, 2008
Published: February 1, 2008

Citation
Zhangrong Mei and Daomu Zhao, "Nonparaxial propagation of controllable dark-hollow beams," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 537-542 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-25-3-537

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