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
Fourier Optics and Signal Processing
Original Manuscript: January 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 20, 2012
Published: February 28, 2012
Tomáš Tyc, "Gouy phase for full-aperture spherical and cylindrical waves," Opt. Lett. 37, 924-926 (2012)