Beam propagation through uniaxial anisotropic media: global changes in the spatial profile.

Abstract

The propagation of electromagnetic beams through uniaxial anisotropic media is investigated. The Maxwell equations are solved in the paraxial limit in terms of the plane-wave spectrum associated with each Cartesian field component. Attention is focused on the global changes in the spatial structure of the beam, which are described by means of the second-order intensity moment formalism. In particular, the propagation law for the intensity moments through this kind of media is obtained. As a consequence it is inferred that it is possible to improve the beam-quality parameter by using these media.

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@article{MartnezHerrero2001BeamPT, title={Beam propagation through uniaxial anisotropic media: global changes in the spatial profile.}, author={Rosario Mart{\'i}nez-Herrero and J{\'e}sus M Movilla and Pedro M. Mej{\'i}as}, journal={Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, image science, and vision}, year={2001}, volume={18 8}, pages={2009-14} }