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J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis. 2006 Jul;23(7):1746-50.

Application of the Jones calculus for Gaussian beams in uniaxial crystals.

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  • 1Institute of Physics, Technical University of Łodź, Wólczańska, Łodź, Poland. {izdebski,kucharcz}


Following our recent approach in which the Jones matrix calculus was applied to a modulated double-refracted and partially interfering light beam propagating in a homogeneous electro-optic crystal [J. Opt. Soc. Am. A21, 132 (2004)], we generalize the method for any distribution of the light intensity. Special attention is paid to Gaussian, flat-topped Gaussian, and quasi-Gaussian beams for which the intensity of the light emerging from the optical system is found analytically. Application of the method to an optical system with an electro-optic crystal is described.

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