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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1397–1399

Vector erf-Gaussian beams: fractional optical vortices and asymmetric TE and TM modes

T. Fadeyeva, C. Alexeyev, A. Rubass, and A. Volyar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 9, pp. 1397-1399 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.001397


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Abstract

We have considered the paraxial vector erf-Gaussian beams with field distribution in the form of the error function that are shaped by the cone of plane waves with a fractional step of the azimuthal phase distribution modulated by the Gaussian envelope. We have revealed that the initial distributions of the transverse electric and transverse magnetic fields have a far from standard form but at the far diffraction field the field distributions recover nearly the symmetric form.

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OCIS Codes
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 18, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 28, 2012
Published: April 18, 2012

Citation
T. Fadeyeva, C. Alexeyev, A. Rubass, and A. Volyar, "Vector erf-Gaussian beams: fractional optical vortices and asymmetric TE and TM modes," Opt. Lett. 37, 1397-1399 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-9-1397


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