Recurrence propagation equation of Hermite-Gaussian beams through a paraxial optical ABCD system with hard-edge aperture
Abstract:Based on the generalized Huygens-Fresnel diffraction integral, a recurrence propagation equation of Hermite-Gaussian (H-G) beams through a paraxial optical ABCD system with hard-edge aperture is derived, which permits us to obtain the analytical propagation expression for H-G beams of any order. The advantages of our analytical results are analyzed, and the application is illustrated with numerical examples.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Institute of Laser Physics & Chemistry, Sichuan University, Chengdu, 610064, China 2: College of Physics & Communication Electronics, Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang, 330027, China
Publication date: June 1, 2003