We derive an exact equation for the transverse component of the electric field propagating along a given longitudinal z direction in the presence of an isotropic refractive-index distribution n(x,y).
© 2009 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 26, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 7, 2009
Published: August 19, 2009
Bruno Crosignani, Paolo Di Porto, and Amnon Yariv, "An exact transverse Helmholtz equation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 26, 1977-1979 (2009)