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Higher-order moments and overlaps of rotationally symmetric beams

Bandres, Miguel A. and Lopez-Mago, Dorilian and Gutiérrez-Vega, Julio C. (2010) Higher-order moments and overlaps of rotationally symmetric beams. Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics, 12 (1). Art. No. 015706 . ISSN 1464-4258. doi:10.1088/2040-8978/12/1/015706.

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We introduce a closed-form expression for the overlap between two different circular beams (CiBs) with azimuthal symmetry. A full description of the propagation of the higher-order moments of the CiBs through paraxial ABCD systems is presented. Our formalism can be easily applied to calculate relevant beam parameters such as the normalization constants, the M^2 factors, the kurtosis parameters, the expansion coefficients of the CiBs, and therefore of all its relevant special cases, including the standard, elegant, and generalized Laguerre–Gaussian beams, Bessel–Gaussian beams, hypergeometric–Gaussian beams, quadratic Bessel–Gaussian beams, and optical vortex beams, among others.

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Bandres, Miguel A.0000-0002-7145-8567
Additional Information:© 2010 IOP Publishing Ltd. Received 18 August 2009, accepted for publication 25 September 2009. Published 25 November 2009. We acknowledge support from Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologıa (grant 82407) and from the Tecnologico de Monterrey (grant CAT-141).
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Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT)82407
Tecnologico de MonterreyCAT-141
Subject Keywords:rotationally symmetric beams, intensity moments, M2 factor, kurtosis, Appell hypergeometric functions
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Official Citation:Higher-order moments and overlaps of rotationally symmetric beams Miguel A Bandres, Dorilian Lopez-Mago and Julio C Gutiérrez-Vega 2010 J. Opt. 12 015706 (10pp) doi: 10.1088/2040-8978/12/1/015706
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