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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1994–2001

Propagation of Helmholtz–Gauss beams in absorbing and gain media

Manuel Guizar-Sicairos and Julio C. Gutiérrez-Vega  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 23, Issue 8, pp. 1994-2001 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.23.001994


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Abstract

The propagation of Helmholtz–Gauss beams in media exhibiting loss or gain is studied. The general expressions for the field propagation, the time-averaged power on propagation, the trajectory of the beam centroid, the beam spreading, the nondiffracting distance, and the far field are derived and discussed. Explicit expressions of these parameters for Bessel–Gauss and cosine-Gauss beams are included. The general expressions can be applied straightforwardly to describe the propagation of Mathieu–Gauss and parabolic-Gauss beams in complex media as well.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 14, 2005
Revised Manuscript: January 24, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 25, 2006

Citation
Manuel Guizar-Sicairos and Julio C. Gutiérrez-Vega, "Propagation of Helmholtz-Gauss beams in absorbing and gain media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 1994-2001 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-23-8-1994

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