Ince-Gaussian Beams

Ince-Gaussian modes are the third complete family of exact and orthogonal solutions of the paraxial wave equation alongside the Hermite-Gaussian and Laguerre-Gaussian modes. As they tend to maintain their beam profile even while propagating through a focus, they see common use in optical tweezer and atom trap applications.

In the newest release of the fast physical optics modeling and design software VirtualLab Fusion we have introduced a new source to easily set up this kind of source modes, as demonstrated in the examples below.

Observation of Vortex Array Laser Beam Generation

This document illustrates the generation of vortex array laser beams using an Ince-Gaussian source with a Dove prism-embedded unbalanced Mach-Zehnder interferometer, as first proposed by Chu et al. [Opt. Express 16, 19934-19949 (2008)].

Ince-Gaussian Modes

Ince-Gaussian modes constitute an additional solution for the paraxial wave equation. This use case shows how to set up this kind of modes.

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