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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1996
  • pp: 1205–1207

Shape-invariance range of a light beam

F. Gori, S. Vicalvi, M. Santarsiero, and R. Borghi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 16, pp. 1205-1207 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.001205


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Abstract

A typical axially symmetric light beam on paraxial free propagation maintains the same transverse shape as at the waist plane for a certain range along its axis. We discuss a general procedure for estimating this range.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: February 12, 1996
Published: August 15, 1996

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F. Gori, S. Vicalvi, M. Santarsiero, and R. Borghi, "Shape-invariance range of a light beam," Opt. Lett. 21, 1205-1207 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-16-1205

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