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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1999
  • pp: 640–642

Beam-propagation factor and mode-coherence coefficients of hyperbolic-cosine Gaussian beams

Baida Lü, Bin Zhang, and Hong Ma  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 10, pp. 640-642 (1999)

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Analytical expressions for the M2 factor and the mode-coherence coefficients of hyperbolic-cosine– (cosh-) Gaussian beams have been derived, and a simple method of producing cosh-Gaussian beams in an experiment, superposition of two decentered Gaussian beams, has been proposed. Our results will be useful for studying more-general Hermite–sinusoidal-Gaussian beams.

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OCIS Codes
(030.4070) Coherence and statistical optics : Modes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

Baida Lü, Bin Zhang, and Hong Ma, "Beam-propagation factor and mode-coherence coefficients of hyperbolic-cosine Gaussian beams," Opt. Lett. 24, 640-642 (1999)

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