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Propagation dynamics of vector Mathieu-Gauss beams
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Paper Abstract

The vector Mathieu-Gauss beams of integer order are examined as the solutions of the vector paraxial wave equation in elliptical coordinates. The propagation of the vector components and the three-dimensional intensity distribution of focused vector Mathieu-Gauss beams are analyzed for a variety of polarizations. Conditions in which the linearly polarized Mathieu-Gauss beams can be approximated by the scalar solutions of the paraxial wave equation are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6290, Laser Beam Shaping VII, 629011 (9 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.679737
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Raúl I. Hernández-Aranda, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)
Miguel A. Bandres, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Julio C. Gutiérrez Vega, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6290:
Laser Beam Shaping VII
Fred M. Dickey; David L. Shealy, Editor(s)

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