We present a vector-based plane-wave spectrum (VPWS) method for efficient propagation of cylindrical electromagnetic fields. In comparison with electromagnetic propagation integrals, the VPWS method significantly reduces time of propagation. Numerical results that illustrate the utility of this method are presented.
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(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
Shouyuan Shi and Dennis W. Prather, "Vector-based plane-wave spectrum method for the propagation of cylindrical electromagnetic fields," Opt. Lett. 24, 1445-1447 (1999)