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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2012
  • pp: 924–926

Gouy phase for full-aperture spherical and cylindrical waves

Tomáš Tyc  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 5, pp. 924-926 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.000924


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Abstract

We investigate the Gouy phase shift for full-aperture waves converging to a focal point from all directions in two and three dimensions. We find a simple interpretation for the Gouy phase in this situation and show that it has a dramatic effect on reshaping sharply localized pulses.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.5080) Diffraction and gratings : Phase shift
(070.7345) Fourier optics and signal processing : Wave propagation

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Signal Processing

History
Original Manuscript: January 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 20, 2012
Published: February 28, 2012

Citation
Tomáš Tyc, "Gouy phase for full-aperture spherical and cylindrical waves," Opt. Lett. 37, 924-926 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-5-924

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