Observation of Gouy-phase-induced transversal intensity changes in focused beams

Steuernagel, O., Yao, E., O'Holleran, K. and Padgett, M. (2005) Observation of Gouy-phase-induced transversal intensity changes in focused beams. Journal of Modern Optics, 52(18), pp. 2713-2721. (doi:10.1080/09500340500347121)

Full text not currently available from Enlighten.

Abstract

We created superpositions of two different TEM modes in focused beams. Such modes show relative dephasing along the beam axis due to Gouy's phase. This leads to interference effects and significant modifications of a beam's transverse intensity distribution near the beam focus. We investigate the features of the resulting field profiles.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Yao, Dr Eric and Padgett, Professor Miles
Authors: Steuernagel, O., Yao, E., O'Holleran, K., and Padgett, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of Modern Optics
ISSN:0950-0340
ISSN (Online):1362-3044

University Staff: Request a correction | Enlighten Editors: Update this record