Research Note

The role of the Gouy phase anomaly in the unification of the geometric and physical models for the propagation of focussed fields

Olga Baladron-Zorita

Although first discovered over a century ago by the scientist of the same name, the Gouy phase effect continues to awaken considerable interest in the scietific community. In this work the authors study the spherical wave (as one of the most illustrative tools in optics) and the coexistence therein of geometric and diffractive behaviours. The Gouy phase anomaly plays a prominent role in this analysis.

Note: This paper originally appeared in the proceedings of the 118. Jahrestagung der Deutsche Gesellschaft für angewandte Optik.

Citation: O. BALADRON-ZORITA and F. WYROWSKI, "The role of the Gouy phase anomaly in the unification of the geometric and physical models for the propagation of focussed fields", www.applied-computational-optics.org, 21.08.2017