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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2007
  • pp: 3179–3181

Model for an anomalous hollow beam and its paraxial propagation

Yangjian Cai  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 21, pp. 3179-3181 (2007)

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A theoretical model is proposed to approximately describe an anomalous hollow beam of elliptical symmetry with an elliptical solid core, which was observed in experiment recently [ Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 134802 (2005) ]. Expressions for the propagation factor and effective beam spot size for the anomalous hollow beam are derived. Based on the Collins integral formula, an analytical propagation formula for the anomalous hollow beam passing through a paraxial A B C D optical system is derived. The propagation properties in free space are studied graphically.

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OCIS Codes
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation
(140.3295) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam characterization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 9, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 1, 2007
Published: October 26, 2007

Yangjian Cai, "Model for an anomalous hollow beam and its paraxial propagation," Opt. Lett. 32, 3179-3181 (2007)

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