We present the most general framework, in terms of distributions, for describing a shaped electromagnetic beam in elliptical-cylinder coordinates. This framework is illustrated by investigating the case of a first-order Gaussian beam.
© 1998 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 13, 1998
Revised Manuscript: June 29, 1998
Manuscript Accepted: July 29, 1998
Published: December 1, 1998
G. Gouesbet, L. Mees, and G. Gréhan, "Partial-wave description of shaped beams in elliptical-cylinder coordinates," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 15, 3028-3038 (1998)