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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1992
  • pp: 2248–2251

Imaging properties of Gaussian beams with a nonlinear graded-index rod lens

Zhihao Chen and Heng Lai  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 9, Issue 12, pp. 2248-2251 (1992)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.9.002248


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Abstract

The imaging properties of Gaussian beams of light passing through a nonlinear graded-index rod are studied for the first time to our knowledge. The beam-width parameter, the distance of the focal plane, and the linear magnification in terms of the beam power, diffraction, and the rod dimensions are derived by using the variational approach and the ABCD law of Gaussian beam propagation. A comparison of these results with those derived from the ray equation and the linear case shows that the effects of the beam power on the imaging characteristics are significant.

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History
Original Manuscript: July 23, 1991
Revised Manuscript: January 24, 1992
Published: December 1, 1992

Citation
Zhihao Chen and Heng Lai, "Imaging properties of Gaussian beams with a nonlinear graded-index rod lens," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 9, 2248-2251 (1992)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-9-12-2248

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