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Gouy phase for full-aperture spherical and cylindrical waves

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TYC Tomáš

Year of publication 2012
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Optics Letters
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Faculty of Science

Field Optics, masers and lasers
Keywords gouy phase; spherical wave; pulse propagation; wave equation
Description 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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