Optical beam with vortices: A first order paraxial analysis

V. Petrillo, G. Dattoli, I. Drebot, F. Nguyen

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We analyze different forms of light pulses with Orbital Angular Momentum based on two-index Hermite polynomials, their Poynting vector and angular momentum in paraxial propagation. We extend the analysis at first order in the paraxial approximation, calculating the transverse component of the Poynting vector and the longitudinal component of the angular momentum, which give the rotation of the energy flux around the vortices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13 - 19
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2017
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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