Propagation Characteristics of Airy-Gaussian Beams Passing through a Misaligned Optical System with Finite Aperture


Propagation characteristics of finite Airy-Gaussian beams through an apertured misaligned first-order ABCD optical system are studied. In this work, the generalized Huygens-Fresnel diffraction integral and the expansion of the hard aperture function into a finite sum of complex Gaussian functions are used. The propagation of Airy-Gaussian beam passing through: an unapertured misaligned optical system, an apertured aligned ABCD optical system and an unapertured aligned ABCD optical system are derived here as particular cases of the main finding. Some numerical simulations are performed in the paper.

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Ez-Zariy, L. , Hennani, S. , Nebdi, H. and Belafhal, A. (2014) Propagation Characteristics of Airy-Gaussian Beams Passing through a Misaligned Optical System with Finite Aperture. Optics and Photonics Journal, 4, 325-336. doi: 10.4236/opj.2014.411033.

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