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Simple and effective method for the analytic description of important optical beams when truncated by finite apertures

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Zamboni-Rached, Michel [1] ; Recami, Erasmo [2, 3, 4] ; Balma, Massimo [5]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, DMO FEEC, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Milano, I-20133 Milan - Italy
[3] Univ Statale Bergamo, Fac Ingn, Bergamo - Italy
[4] Univ Estadual Campinas, DMO, FEEC, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[5] SELEX Galileo, San Maurizio Caselle Tor - Italy
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: APPLIED OPTICS; v. 51, n. 16, p. 3370-3379, JUN 1 2012.
Web of Science Citations: 12

In this paper we present a simple and effective method, based on appropriate superpositions of Bessel-Gauss beams, which in the Fresnel regime is able to describe in analytic form the three-dimensional evolution of important waves as Bessel beams, plane waves, Gaussian beams, and Bessel-Gauss beams when truncated by finite apertures. One of the by-products of our mathematical method is that one can get in a few seconds, or minutes, high-precision results, which normally require quite lengthy numerical simulations. The method works in electromagnetism (optics, microwaves) as well as in acoustics. (C) 2012 Optical Society of America (AU)