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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2008
  • pp: 3006–3006

Reply to comment on “Degree of paraxiality for monochromatic light beams”

Omar El Gawhary and Sergio Severini  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 24, pp. 3006-3006 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.003006


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Abstract

The theory of the degree of paraxiality is correct. Very likely, the Comment [ Opt. Lett. 33, 3004 (2008) ] on our original Letter [ Opt. Lett. 33, 1360 (2008) ] originated from an imprecision we made in the plot included in the paper. Such imprecision induced the Comment’s author to raise further objections that, as proved in the present Reply, are totally incorrect.

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

ToC Category:
Other Areas of Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 3, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 24, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 11, 2008
Published: December 12, 2008

Citation
Omar El Gawhary and Sergio Severini, "Reply to comment on “Degree of paraxiality for monochromatic light beams”," Opt. Lett. 33, 3006-3006 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-24-3006


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References

  1. P. Vaveliuk, Opt. Lett. 33, 3004 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. Recall that m=[1/λ2−η2]1/2 for η2⩽1/λ2 and m=i[η2−1/λ2]1/2 for η2>1/λ2 and η2=p2+q2.
  3. O. El Gawhary and S. Severini, Opt. Lett. 33, 1360 (2008). [CrossRef]
  4. P. Vaveliuk, B. Ruiz, and A. Lencina, Opt. Lett. 32, 927 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. A plot of field spectrum readily reveals its NP nature. The paraxial estimator has no physical meaning in such regime.

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