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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1678–1680

Vectorial structure of nonparaxial electromagnetic beams

Rosario Martı́nez-Herrero, Pedro M. Mejı́as, Salvador Bosch, and Arturo Carnicer  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 18, Issue 7, pp. 1678-1680 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.18.001678


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Abstract

A representation of the general solution of the Maxwell equations is proposed in terms of the plane-wave spectrum of the electromagnetic field. In this representation the electric field solution is written as a sum of two terms that are orthogonal to each other at the far field: One is transverse to the propagation axis, and the magnetic field associated with the other is also transverse. The concept of the so-called closest field to a given beam is introduced and applied to the well-known linearly polarized Gaussian beam.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

History
Original Manuscript: July 21, 2000
Revised Manuscript: November 27, 2000
Manuscript Accepted: November 27, 2000
Published: July 1, 2001

Citation
Rosario Martı́nez-Herrero, Pedro M. Mejı́as, Salvador Bosch, and Arturo Carnicer, "Vectorial structure of nonparaxial electromagnetic beams," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 18, 1678-1680 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-18-7-1678

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