Airy beams and paraxiality

A. Torre

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The 'paraxiality' of some Airy-function-related beams is discussed specifically on the basis of two paraxiality criteria, the paraxiality estimator and the degree of paraxiality, that have been recently introduced in the literature with the intent of assessing the limits of the paraxial approach to light field propagation analysis and of quantifying the paraxiality of a light beam. © 2014 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Article number035702
Pages (from-to)-
JournalJournal of Optics (United Kingdom)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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