J. A. Arnaud
Optics communications, vol 7, number 4, april 1973
It is shown that the force exerted by plane electromagnetic waves on multilayer media can be evaluated in terms of the changes in momentum flow that take place at the planes of discontinuity. The expression obtained is relevant to radiation pressure experiments.
LIEN VERS L’ARTICLE : RADIATION FORCE ON MULTILAYER MEDIA
J. A. Arnaud American
American Journal of Physics, vol 41/4, avril 1973, pp. 549-552
A method for simulating the propagation of coherent optical beams with Gaussian irradiance patterns in free space and through unaberrated lenses is described. This method is based on the skew-ray representation of Gaussian beams. The rotation in space of a collimated laser beam with skew axis generates a Gaussian beam profile. The phase of the optical fiels is given by the angular position of the laser-beam center.
LIEN VERS L’ARTICLE : CLASSROOM DEMONSTRATION OF THE LAW OF PROPAGATION OF GAUSSIAN BEAMS