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Nonparaxial transverse-magnetic laser beams
Author(s): A. April
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Paper Abstract

Expressions for the fields of transverse-magnetic laser beams in free space that are rigorous solutions to Maxwell's equations are given in a closed form. The electric and the magnetic fields are both expressed in terms of nonparaxial elegant Laguerre-Gaussian beams that are exact solutions of the Helmholtz equation. These solutions involve spherical Bessel functions and associated Legendre functions. Radially polarized beams of arbitrary order are considered and the lowest-order radially polarized beam (TM01 beam) is investigated in detail.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 August 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7099, Photonics North 2008, 70992I (12 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.807159
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A. April, Ctr. d'Optique, Photonique et Laser, Univ. Laval (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7099:
Photonics North 2008
Réal Vallée; Michel Piché; Peter Mascher; Pavel Cheben; Daniel Côté; Sophie LaRochelle; Henry P. Schriemer; Jacques Albert; Tsuneyuki Ozaki, Editor(s)

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