Expand this Topic clickable element to expand a topic
Skip to content
Optica Publishing Group

Vector-beam solutions of Maxwell’s wave equation

Not Accessible

Your library or personal account may give you access

Abstract

The Hermite–Gauss and Laguerre–Gauss modes are well-known beam solutions of the scalar Helmholtz equation in the paraxial limit. As such, they describe linearly polarized fields or single Cartesian components of vector fields. The vector wave equation admits, in the paraxial limit, of a family of localized Bessel–Gauss beam solutions that can describe the entire transverse electric field. Two recently reported solutions are members of this family of vector Bessel–Gauss beam modes.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
More Like This
Exact and approximate solutions of Maxwell’s equations for a confocal cavity

P. Varga and P. Török
Opt. Lett. 21(19) 1523-1525 (1996)

Free-space azimuthal paraxial wave equation: the azimuthal Bessel–Gauss beam solution

Rebecca H. Jordan and Dennis G. Hall
Opt. Lett. 19(7) 427-429 (1994)

Vector Helmholtz–Gauss and vector Laplace–Gauss beams

Miguel A. Bandres and Julio C. Gutiérrez-Vega
Opt. Lett. 30(16) 2155-2157 (2005)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Equations (20)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription

Metrics

Select as filters


Select Topics Cancel
© Copyright 2022 | Optica Publishing Group. All Rights Reserved