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On the propagation of the kurtosis parameter of general beams

By Gemma María Piquero Sanz, Pedro Miguel Mejías Arias and Rosario Martínez Herrero


The behaviour of the kurtosis parameter of a partially coherent beam that freely propagates is investigated. A general classification scheme of light beams is given in terms of the number of extremals of the kurtosis in free space. Propagation through ABCD optical systems is also considered and a number of general properties of the kurtosis parameter are provided concerning the relationship between the extremals of the kurtosis and the position of the beam waist

Topics: Optica
Publisher: Elsevier Science BV
Year: 2020
DOI identifier: 10.1016/0030-4018(95)00012-W
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Provided by: EPrints Complutense
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