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The Poynting Vector In Laguerre-Gaussian Laser Modes

Padgett, M., and Allen, L. (1995) The Poynting Vector In Laguerre-Gaussian Laser Modes. Optics Communications, 121 (39141). pp. 36-40. ISSN 0030-4018

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Abstract

It is found that the rotation of the Poynting vector of a Laguerre-Gaussian laser mode is proportional to the Gouy phase and for most cases of interest, rotates through less than one revolution in reaching the far field. For a p=0 mode, we show the expression for the rotation is particularly simple and independent of l. At the radius corresponding to maximum intensity, it yields a rotation of only +/- pi/2 as z--> +/- (infinity).

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Padgett, Prof Miles
Authors: Padgett, M., and Allen, L.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Optics Communications
Journal Abbr.:Opt. Commun.
ISSN:0030-4018

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