Share Email Print

Proceedings Paper

Zero twist of Gaussian light in first-order optical systems
Author(s): Martin J. Bastiaans
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $17.00 $21.00

Paper Abstract

The propagation of Gaussian light through first-order optical systems is studied; in particular, the twist in the output (or input) plane is expressed in terms of the characteristics of the light in the other plane. Conditions are derived for which zero twist in the input plane corresponds to zero twist in the output plane, and vice versa. Three special cases for which zero twist is preserved, are described: (1) propagation between conjugated planes, (2) adaptation of the signal to the system, and (3) the case of symplectic Gaussian light.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 1999
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 3749, 18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics, (19 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.355036
Show Author Affiliations
Martin J. Bastiaans, Technische Univ. Eindhoven (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3749:
18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics
Alexander J. Glass; Joseph W. Goodman; Milton Chang; Arthur H. Guenther; Toshimitsu Asakura, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top
Sign in to read the full article
Create a free SPIE account to get access to
premium articles and original research
Forgot your username?