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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 563–571

Super Lorentz–Gauss modes and their paraxial propagation properties

Guoquan Zhou  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 27, Issue 3, pp. 563-571 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.27.000563


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Abstract

An orthonormal family of super Lorentz–Gauss (SLG) modes is proposed to describe the highly divergent higher-order modes. The first-order and the second-order SLG modes SLG 01 and SLG 11 are illustrated as examples. Analytical propagation formulas of the SLG 01 and SLG 11 modes through a paraxial A B C D optical system are derived, and analytical beam propagation factors of the SLG 01 and SLG 11 modes are presented. The paraxial propagation properties of the SLG 01 and SLG 11 modes in free space are also compared with those of the corresponding Hermite–Gaussian (HG) HG 01 and HG 11 modes, respectively. This research indicates that SLG modes are more appropriate than HG modes to describe the highly divergent higher-order modes.

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OCIS Codes
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation
(140.3295) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam characterization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 26, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 10, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 11, 2009
Published: February 25, 2010

Citation
Guoquan Zhou, "Super Lorentz-Gauss modes and their paraxial propagation properties," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 27, 563-571 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-27-3-563

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