OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Vol. 28, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2003
  • pp: 2440–2442

Nonparaxial propagation of vectorial Gaussian beams diffracted at a circular aperture

Baida Lü and Kailiang Duan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 24, pp. 2440-2442 (2003)

View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (428 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



Based on the vectorial Rayleigh diffraction integral, the nonparaxial propagation of vectorial Gaussian beams diffracted at a circular aperture is studied. The far-field and paraxial cases are treated as special cases of our general result. It is shown that for the apertured case the f parameter still plays an important role in determining the nonparaxiality of vectorial diffracted Gaussian beams, but both the f parameter and truncation affect the beam evolution behavior.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1220) Diffraction and gratings : Apertures
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

Baida Lü and Kailiang Duan, "Nonparaxial propagation of vectorial Gaussian beams diffracted at a circular aperture," Opt. Lett. 28, 2440-2442 (2003)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset


  1. A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986).
  2. M. Lax, W. H. Louisell, and W. B. McKnight, Phys. Rev. A 11, 1365 (1975).
  3. T. Takenaka, M. Yokota, and O. Fukumitsu, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2, 826 (1985).
  4. A. Wünsche, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 9, 765 (1992).
  5. G. P. Agrawal and D. N. Pattanayak, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 69, 575 (1979).
  6. S. R. S. Seshadri, Opt. Lett. 28, 595 (2003).
  7. R. K. Luneberg, Mathematical Theory of Optics (U. California Press, Berkely, Calif., 1964).
  8. C. G. Chen, P. T. Konkola, J. Ferrera, R. K. Heilmann, and M. L. Schattenburg, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19, 404 (2002).
  9. S. Nemoto, Appl. Opt. 29, 1940 (1990).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited