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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2007
  • pp: 1692–1694

Method for accurate description of a radially polarized Gaussian laser beam beyond the paraxial approximation

Hong Luo, Shiyang Liu, Zhifang Lin, and C. T. Chan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 12, pp. 1692-1694 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001692


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Abstract

A simple method is presented which, when incorporated into a simple symbolic computation code, can be used to derive the analytic perturbative Lax series for electromagnetic fields of a focused radially polarized Gaussian laser beam, up to an arbitrary power of ϵ. Here ϵ is the associated Gaussian beam diffraction angle. The method is expected to be useful, when applied with a suitable nonlinear resummation scheme, in obtaining a precise field description for focusing the output beam from an axicon.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 6, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 17, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 17, 2007
Published: June 5, 2007

Citation
Hong Luo, Shiyang Liu, Zhifang Lin, and C. T. Chan, "Method for accurate description of a radially polarized Gaussian laser beam beyond the paraxial approximation," Opt. Lett. 32, 1692-1694 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-12-1692


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