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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2014
  • pp: 2703–2706

Virtual source of a Pearcey beam

Dongmei Deng, Chidao Chen, Xin Zhao, Bo Chen, Xi Peng, and Yushan Zheng  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 9, pp. 2703-2706 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.002703


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Abstract

A virtual source that yields a family of a Pearcey wave is demonstrated. A closed-form expression is derived for the Pearcey wave that simplifies to the paraxial Pearcey beam (PB) in the appropriate limit. From the perturbative series representation of a complex-source-point spherical wave, an infinite series nonparaxial correction expression for a PB is obtained. The infinite series expression of a PB can give accuracy up to any order of the diffraction angle. By applying the integral representation of the Pearcey wave, the first three terms in the nonparaxial correction series to the paraxial PB are provided.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 3, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 28, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 1, 2014
Published: April 25, 2014

Citation
Dongmei Deng, Chidao Chen, Xin Zhao, Bo Chen, Xi Peng, and Yushan Zheng, "Virtual source of a Pearcey beam," Opt. Lett. 39, 2703-2706 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-9-2703


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