OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America A

Journal of the Optical Society of America A

| OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION

  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1582–1587

Linearly polarized anisotropic Gaussian light wave

S. R. Seshadri  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 26, Issue 7, pp. 1582-1587 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.26.001582


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (207 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

A method is developed for deducing the required source in the complex space for the full-wave generalization of a specified paraxial beam. This method is applicable to all paraxial beams. However, the details of the method are presented for the anisotropic Gaussian beam. The required source in the complex space for the anisotropic Gaussian beam is a line source with a Gaussian distribution. An expression is derived for the anisotropic Gaussian full wave, which in the appropriate limit reproduces the anisotropic Gaussian paraxial beam. The radiation intensity of the anisotropic Gaussian light wave is determined; its characteristics are analyzed and compared with those of the limiting case of the anisotropic Gaussian paraxial beam.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 10, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 13, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 14, 2009
Published: June 15, 2009

Citation
S. R. Seshadri, "Linearly polarized anisotropic Gaussian light wave," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 26, 1582-1587 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-26-7-1582

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited