OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Vol. 29, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2004
  • pp: 144–146

Ince Gaussian beams

Miguel A. Bandres and JulioC. Gutiérrez-Vega  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 2, pp. 144-146 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.000144


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (428 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We demonstrate the existence of the Ince–Gaussian beams that constitute the third complete family of exact and orthogonal solutions of the paraxial wave equation. Their transverse structure is described by the Ince polynomials and has an inherent elliptical symmetry. Ince–Gaussian beams constitute the exact and continuous transition modes between Laguerre and Hermite–Gaussian beams. The propagating characteristics are discussed as well.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

Citation
Miguel A. Bandres and JulioC. Gutiérrez-Vega, "Ince Gaussian beams," Opt. Lett. 29, 144-146 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-2-144

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited