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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2002
  • pp: 792–796

Propagation of cylindrically symmetric fields in uniaxial crystals

Alessandro Ciattoni, Gabriella Cincotti, and Claudio Palma  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 792-796 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.19.000792


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Abstract

We investigate the paraxial propagation along the optical axis of a uniaxially anisotropic crystal of a general paraxial beam whose boundary Cartesian components possess cylindrical symmetry. This property allows us to obtain expressions whose dependence on the azimuth angle ϕ (in cylindrical coordinates) is fully described and very simple. We also find that the beam loses its boundary cylindrical symmetry during propagation, as a consequence of medium anisotropy. Further, these expressions elucidate the way in which the anisotropy changes the state of polarization. As an example, we discuss the case of a Gaussian beam focused into the crystal by a thin spherical lens.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory

History
Original Manuscript: May 31, 2001
Revised Manuscript: August 23, 2001
Manuscript Accepted: August 24, 2001
Published: April 1, 2002

Citation
Alessandro Ciattoni, Gabriella Cincotti, and Claudio Palma, "Propagation of cylindrically symmetric fields in uniaxial crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19, 792-796 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-19-4-792

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