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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 9 — Apr. 28, 2008
  • pp: 6417–6424

Analytical vectorial structure of hollow Gaussian beams in the far field

Guohua Wu, Qihong Lou, and Jun Zhou  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 9, pp. 6417-6424 (2008)

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The analytical vectorial structure of HGB is investigated in the far field based on the vector plane wave spectrum and the method of stationary phase. The energy flux distributions of HGB in the far-field, which is composed of TE term and TM term, are demonstrated. The physics pictures of HGB is illustrated from the vectorial structure, which is important to understand the theoretical aspects of both scalar and vector HGB propagation.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: January 7, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 26, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 6, 2008
Published: April 22, 2008

Guohua Wu, Qihong Lou, and Jun Zhou, "Analytical vectorial structure of hollow Gaussian beams in the far field," Opt. Express 16, 6417-6424 (2008)

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