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 <i>f</i> parameter still plays an important role in determining the nonparaxiality of vectorial diffracted Gaussian beams, but both the <i>f</i> parameter and truncation affect the beam evolution behavior.
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Baida Lü and Kailiang Duan, "Nonparaxial propagation of vectorial Gaussian beams diffracted at a circular aperture," Opt. Lett. 28, 2440-2442 (2003)