Concentric-Circle-Grating, Surface-Emitting Laser Beam Propagation
in Complex Optical systems
Laser beams emitted from Concentric-Circle-Grating, Surface-Emitting
(CCGSE) semiconductor lasers are azimuthally polarized and have an electric
field amplitude profile which is a J1 Bessel function multiplied by a Gaussian
function, where the arguments of both of the functions are complex.
The detailed propagation formulas for these laser beams and similar azimuthally-polarized
Laguerre-Gaussian beams through optical systems representable by complex
ABCD beam matrices are obtained. As a specific example, azimuthally-polarized
J1 Bessel-Gaussian laser beam propagation through a laser amplifier
with a radial gain profile is considered.
Date Modified January, 1998
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