Generalized Gaussian beams in terms of Jones vectors
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Based on the operator formalism that arises from the underlying SU(2) group structure, a formula is derived that provides a description of the generalized Hermite–Laguerre–Gauss modes in terms of a Jones vector, traditionally used to describe polarization. This identity highlights the relation between these generalized Gaussian beams, the elliptical ray families, and the Majorana constellations used to represent structured-Gaussian beams. Moreover, it provides a computational advantage over the standard formula in terms of Wigner d functions.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Optics|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Jul 2019|
- Gaussian beams, Poincaré sphere, Jones vectors, Majorana representation, structured light, Hamiltonian optics