The use of laser sheets is of growing interest in many measurement techniques relying on light scattering. Device performances must often be analyzed with generalized Lorenz-Mie theory, which requires the evaluation of beam shape coefficients describing the incident beams. In the case of Gaussian beams these coefficients are most efficiently computed by a localized approximation. The localized approximation procedure for Gaussian beams is here successfully generalized to the case of laser sheets.
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K. F. Ren, G. Gréhan, and G. Gouesbet, "Evaluation of laser-sheet beam shape coefficients in generalized Lorenz-Mie theory by use of a localized approximation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 11, 2072-2079 (1994)