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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 11 — Jun. 2, 2014
  • pp: 13975–13987

Elliptical Laguerre-Gaussian correlated Schell-model beam

Yahong Chen, Lin Liu, Fei Wang, Chengliang Zhao, and Yangjian Cai  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 11, pp. 13975-13987 (2014)

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A new kind of partially coherent beam with non-conventional correlation function named elliptical Laguerre-Gaussian correlated Schell-model (LGCSM) beam is introduced. Analytical propagation formula for an elliptical LGCSM beam passing through a stigmatic ABCD optical system is derived. The elliptical LGCSM beam exhibits unique features on propagation, e.g., its intensity in the far field (or in the focal plane) displays an elliptical ring-shaped beam profile, being qualitatively different from the circular ring-shaped beam profile of the circular LGCSM beam. Furthermore, we carry out experimental generation of an elliptical LGCSM beam with controllable ellipticity, and measure its focusing properties. Our experimental results are consistent with the theoretical predictions. The elliptical LGCSM beam will be useful in atomic optics.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: April 14, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 23, 2014
Published: May 30, 2014

Yahong Chen, Lin Liu, Fei Wang, Chengliang Zhao, and Yangjian Cai, "Elliptical Laguerre-Gaussian correlated Schell-model beam," Opt. Express 22, 13975-13987 (2014)

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