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Gouy phase for full-aperture spherical and cylindrical waves

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Original title:Gouy phase for full-aperture spherical and cylindrical waves
Author:Tomáš Tyc
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Original language:English
Field:Optics, masers and lasers
WWW:link to a new windowhttp://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?uri=ol-37-5-924
Type:Article in Periodical
Keywords:gouy phase; spherical wave; pulse propagation; wave equation

We investigate the Gouy phase shift for full-aperture waves converging to a focal point from all directions in two and three dimensions. We find a simple interpretation for the Gouy phase in this situation and show that it has a dramatic effect on reshaping sharply localized pulses.

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