Comparative modelling of laser beam propagation in a uniaxial crystal based on integral operators

Abstract

A comparative numerical calculation of propagation of Gauss-Laguerre and Bessel laser modes in an isotropic medium and in a uniaxial crystal by means of integral propagation operators based on the plane and spherical wave expansion is presented.
Numerical simulations with different types of beam polarization and different position of the crystal axis has made it possible to determine the conditions under which the greatest astigmatic distortion of the beams takes place. The analysis may be useful in practice to determine the position of the crystal axis.

About the authors

A. P. Krasnov

Samara State Aerospace University

Author for correspondence.
Email: kraan2009@yandex.ru

Undergraduate student

Russian Federation

S. N. Khonina

Image Processing Systems Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Email: khonina@smr.ru

Doctor of Science (Physics and Mathematics), Professor

Leading Researcher

Russian Federation

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