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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1159–1161

Radiation pattern of cylindrically symmetric scalar Laguerre–Gauss beams

S. R. Seshadri  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 9, pp. 1159-1161 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001159


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Abstract

The exact full-wave generalization of the cylindrically symmetric scalar real-argument Laguerre–Gauss beam is determined. The radiation intensity of the resulting Laguerre–Gauss wave is deduced, and the main characteristics of the radiation intensity pattern are described. The total power P n is evaluated, where n is the radial mode number. By the use of 1 P n as the quality parameter, the characteristics of the quality of the paraxial beam approximation to the full Laguerre–Gauss wave are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 28, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 5, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 6, 2007
Published: April 3, 2007

Citation
S. R. Seshadri, "Radiation pattern of cylindrically symmetric scalar Laguerre-Gauss beams," Opt. Lett. 32, 1159-1161 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-9-1159

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