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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 9 — Apr. 23, 2012
  • pp: 9682–9691

Hollow sinh-Gaussian beams and their paraxial properties

Qiongge Sun, Keya Zhou, Guangyu Fang, Guoqiang Zhang, Zhengjun Liu, and Shutian Liu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 9, pp. 9682-9691 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.009682


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Abstract

A new mathematical model of dark-hollow beams, described as hollow sinh-Gaussian (HsG) beams, has been introduced. The intensity distributions of HsG beams are characterized by a single bright ring along the propagation whose size is determined by the order of beams; the shape of the ring can be controlled by beam width and this leads to the elliptical HsG beams. Propagation characteristics of HsG beams through an ABCD optical system have been researched, they can be regarded as superposition of a series of Hypergeometric-Gaussian (HyGG) beams. As a numerical example, the propagation characteristics of HsG beams in free space have been demonstrated graphically.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 28, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 3, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 3, 2012
Published: April 12, 2012

Citation
Qiongge Sun, Keya Zhou, Guangyu Fang, Guoqiang Zhang, Zhengjun Liu, and Shutian Liu, "Hollow sinh-Gaussian beams and their paraxial properties," Opt. Express 20, 9682-9691 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-9-9682


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