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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1894–1900

Energy exchange between the Cartesian components of a paraxial beam in a uniaxial crystal

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


JOSA A, Vol. 19, Issue 9, pp. 1894-1900 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.19.001894


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Abstract

The evolution of the optical power associated with the Cartesian components of a paraxial beam propagating along the optical axis in a uniaxial crystal is investigated. The energy exchange is found to undergo a saturation that is due to both diffraction and coupling between the x- and y-field components; for linearly polarized circularly symmetric input beams, the asymptotic power exchange always amounts to a quarter of the total power. The general results are applied to the case of astigmatic Gaussian beams, which admits of a fully analytical description. The case of finite length crystals is also considered.

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

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Alessandro Ciattoni, Gabriella Cincotti, Claudio Palma, and Horst Weber, "Energy exchange between the Cartesian components of a paraxial beam in a uniaxial crystal," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19, 1894-1900 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-19-9-1894

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