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Propagation of partially coherent twisted anisotropic Gaussian Schell-model beams through an apertured astigmatic optical system
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Electromagnetic Engineering.
2006 (English)In: Optics Letters, ISSN 0146-9592, E-ISSN 1539-4794, Vol. 31, no 6, 685-687 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

By expanding the hard-aperture function into a finite sum of complex Gaussian functions, we derived an approximate analytical formula for a partially coherent twisted anisotropic Gaussian Schell-model (AGSM) beam propagating through an apertured paraxial general astigmatic (GA) optical system by use of a tenser method. The results obtained by using the approximate analytical formula are in good agreement with those obtained by using the numerical integral calculation. Our formulas avoid time-consuming numerical integration and provide a convenient and effective way for studying the propagation and transformation of a partially coherent twisted AGSM beam through an apertured paraxial GA optical system. (c) 2006 Optical Society of America.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 31, no 6, 685-687 p.
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Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-24262ISI: 000235833400003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-24262DiVA: diva2:346182
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QC 20100831Available from: 2010-08-31 Created: 2010-08-31 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
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1. Propagation of some coherent and partially coherent laser beams
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Propagation of some coherent and partially coherent laser beams
2006 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
Abstract [en]

In this thesis, we investigate the propagation of some coherent and partially coherent laser beams, including a dark hollow beam (DHB), an elliptical Gaussian beam (EGB), a flat-topped beam and a twisted anisotropic Gaussian Schell-model (TAGSM) beam, through a paraxial optical system or a turbulent atmosphere. Several theoretical models are proposed to describe a DHB of circular or non-circular symmetry. Approximate analytical formulas for a DHB and a partially coherent TAGSM beam propagating through an apertured paraxial optical system are derived based on the generalized Collins formula. Analytical formulas for a DHB, an EGB, a flat-topped beam and a partially coherent TAGSM beam propagating in a turbulent atmosphere are derived in a tensor form based on the extended Huygens-Fresnel integral formula. It is found that after a long propagation distance these beams become circular Gaussian beams in a turbulent atmosphere, and this is quite different from their propagation properties in free space. The conversion of any of these beams to a circular Gaussian beam becomes quicker and the beam spot in the far field spreads more rapidly for a larger structure constant of the turbulent atmosphere, a shorter wavelength and a smaller waist size of the initial beam. Lower coherence and larger twist have a stronger effect of anti-circularization of the beam spot. Our analytical formulas provide a convenient way for studying the propagation of various laser beams through a paraxial optical system or a turbulent atmosphere. The concept of coincidence fractional Fourier transform (FRT) with an incoherent or partially coherent beam is introduced, and the optical system for its implementation is designed. The coincidence FRT is demonstrated experimentally with a partially coherent beam, and the experimental results are consistent with the theoretical results.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH, 2006. 67 p.
Series
Trita-EE, ISSN 1653-5146 ; 2006-20
Keyword
: dark hollow beam, elliptical Gaussian beam, flat-topped beam, twisted anisotropic Gaussian Schell-model, partial coherent, propagation, paraxial optical system
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Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-4034 (URN)91-7178-391-1 (ISBN)
Public defence
2006-06-15, auditorium H1, Teknikringer 33, Stockholm, 10:00
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QC 20100831Available from: 2006-06-02 Created: 2006-06-02 Last updated: 2010-08-31Bibliographically approved

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