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Beam quality of partially polarized beams propagating through lenslike birefringent elements

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Piquero Sanz, Gemma María and Movilla Serrano, Jesús María and Mejías Arias, Pedro Miguel and Martínez Herrero, Rosario (1999) Beam quality of partially polarized beams propagating through lenslike birefringent elements. Journal of the Optical Society of America A-Optics Image Science And Vision, 16 (11). pp. 2666-2668. ISSN 0740-3232

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.16.002666


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Abstract

Changes generated by lenslike birefringent elements on the beam-quality parameter of partially polarized beams are investigated. Analytical expressions for the beam-quality gain at the output of such systems are given in terms of the second-order intensity moments of the field. Explicit conditions to improve and optimize the beam-quality parameter after propagation through these birefringent transmittances are also shown.


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© 1999 Optical Society of America.
This work was supported by the Comisión Interministerial de Ciencia y Tecnología of Spain under project PB97-0295.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Optical-Systems, Laws
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
ID Code:23499
Deposited On:13 Nov 2013 09:25
Last Modified:07 Feb 2014 11:03

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