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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2619–2621

Fields of a radially polarized Gaussian laser beam beyond the paraxial approximation

Yousef I. Salamin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 17, pp. 2619-2621 (2006)

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Analytic expressions for the fields of a tightly focused radially polarized Gaussian laser beam are derived, accurate to ϵ 5 , where ϵ is the associated diffraction angle. The fields satisfy Maxwell’s equations, and the calculated beam power based on them is significantly different from that of the paraxial-approximation fields.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: April 21, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 2, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 10, 2006
Published: August 9, 2006

Yousef I. Salamin, "Fields of a radially polarized Gaussian laser beam beyond the paraxial approximation," Opt. Lett. 31, 2619-2621 (2006)

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