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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2012
  • pp: 579–584

Cross-polarization of linearly polarized Hermite–Gauss laser beams

Jessica Conry, Reeta Vyas, and Surendra Singh  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 29, Issue 4, pp. 579-584 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.29.000579


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Abstract

Evolution of transverse intensity profiles for the dominant and cross-polarization components of linearly polarized Hermite–Gauss laser beams is studied experimentally as the beams propagate away from their waist. Measured intensity profiles and their evolution with propagation are in good agreement with the theoretical predictions.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(140.3295) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam characterization
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 2, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2012
Published: March 23, 2012

Citation
Jessica Conry, Reeta Vyas, and Surendra Singh, "Cross-polarization of linearly polarized Hermite–Gauss laser beams," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29, 579-584 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-29-4-579


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