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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1999
  • pp: 2232–2238

Higher-order corrections to the electric field vector of a Gaussian beam

Hyo-Chang Kim and Yeon H. Lee  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 16, Issue 9, pp. 2232-2238 (1999)

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The higher-order correction terms of the electric field vector of a Gaussian beam are derived explicitly from the magnetic vector potential that is assumed to be Gaussian and linearly polarized at the z=0 plane. The correction terms are proved to satisfy exactly Lax’s recurrence equations [Phys. Rev. A 11, 1365 (1975)]. The electric field vector with correction terms of orders up to 3 is compared with the exact electric field vector of an integral form that is also derived from the magnetic vector potential.

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OCIS Codes
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

Original Manuscript: February 8, 1999
Revised Manuscript: April 19, 1999
Manuscript Accepted: April 19, 1999
Published: September 1, 1999

Hyo-Chang Kim and Yeon H. Lee, "Higher-order corrections to the electric field vector of a Gaussian beam," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 16, 2232-2238 (1999)

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