Index

A

ABCD matrices, 148162

axial translation, 151

elements, 151

paraxial propagation of Gaussian beams, 149

treatment of Gaussian beam propagation, 148162

ABCD Propagation Law, 151, 152

Aberrated incident phase, 236

Aberration-free lens, 265

Alkali atom, 331

Ampere-Maxwell equation, 11

Ampere’s equation, 5

Angle of transmission, 257

Angular coordinate vs. radial coordinate, 220, 221, 222

Angular frequency, 25

Anisotropic crystals

light propagation, 87

optical beam profiler, 75

Anisotropic medium, 3, 57

light propagation in anisotropic crystals, 5759

Aperture(s). See also specific name e.g. Circular aperture

calculations for plane waves incident, 209234

diffraction patterns, 326

on-axis irradiance vs. half angular, 246

various distances, 220, ...

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