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Propagation of Whittaker-Gaussian beams

Lopez-Mago, Dorilian and Bandres, Miguel A. and Gutiérrez-Vega, Julio C. (2009) Propagation of Whittaker-Gaussian beams. In: Laser Beam Shaping X. Proceedings of SPIE. No.7430. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 743013. ISBN 9780819477200.

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We study the propagating and shaping characteristics of the novel Whittaker-Gaussian beams (WGB). The transverse profile is described by the Whittaker functions. Their physical characteristics are studied in detail by finding the 2n-order intensity moments of the beam. Propagation through complex ABCD optical systems, normalization factor, beamwidth, the quality M^2 factor and its kurtosis parameter are derived. We discuss its behavior for different beam parameters and the relation between them. The WGBs carry finite power and form a biorthogonal set of solutions of the paraxial wave equation (PWE) in circular cylindrical coordinates.

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Additional Information:© 2009 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). We acknowledge support from Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) (grant 82407) and from the Tecnológico de Monterrey (grant CAT-141).
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Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT)82407
Tecnológico de MonterreyCAT-141
Subject Keywords:Paraxial wave equation; Bessel-Gauss beams; Laguerre-Gauss beams; ABCD systems; Beam propagation factor
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:7430
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Official Citation:Dorilian Lopez-Mago, Miguel A. Bandres, Julio C. Gutiérrez-Vega, "Propagation of Whittaker-Gaussian beams", Proc. SPIE 7430, Laser Beam Shaping X, 743013 (24 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.825282;
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