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Transformation of Hermite-Gaussian beams into complex Hermite-Gaussian and Laguerre-Gaussian beams
Author(s): Holger Laabs; Chunqing Gao; Horst Weber; Nicolas Kugler; Chang Ming Zhao
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Paper Abstract

Hermite-Gaussian, Laguerre-Gaussian and complex Hermite- Gaussian modes are solutions of the paraxial wave equation. Using an astigmatic optical system each type of beams can be transformed into the others. This allows a generation of complex Hermite-Gaussian modes with twist whose propagation behavior is investigated in detail.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3611, Laser Resonators II, (24 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.349273
Show Author Affiliations
Holger Laabs, Technical Univ. Berlin (United States)
Chunqing Gao, Technical Univ. Berlin (China)
Horst Weber, Technical Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Nicolas Kugler, Laser und Medizin-Technologie gGmbH (Germany)
Chang Ming Zhao, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3611:
Laser Resonators II
Alexis V. Kudryashov, Editor(s)

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