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Two-dimensional boundary-less optical field propagation
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Paper Abstract

A novel paraxial propagation scheme for two-dimensional optical field wave-fronts is proposed, in Cartesian and cylindrical coordinate systems. This is achieved by extending the method originally proposed by Ladouceur [Opt. Lett. 21, 4 (1996)], for boundary-less one-dimensional beam propagation, to two-dimensional optical wave-fronts. With this formulation the arbitrary choice of physical window size is avoided by mapping the infinite transverse dimensions into a finite-size domain with an appropriate change of variables, thus avoiding the energy loss through the artificial physical boundary that is usually required for the absorbing or the transparent boundary approach. Comparison of analytical solution of propagating wave-fronts and those obtained with the proposed algorithm is given, a discussion of the method advantages and limitations is also provided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5867, Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions II, 586717 (18 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.615491
Show Author Affiliations
Manuel Guizar-Sicairos, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Mexico)
Julio C. Gutierrez-Vega, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5867:
Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions II
Mark A. Kahan, Editor(s)

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