Abstract

The well-known Jones matrix formalism, which can be directly applied to the propagation of the polarization of fundamental (TEM00) laser resonator modes, has to be modified for higher-order transverse modes. It is shown that this can be done in straightforward manner by using N×N matrices instead of the 2×2 Jones matrices, where N denotes the number of orthogonal polarization states of the transverse mode under consideration. The most common case of TEM01 Hermite–Gaussian modes, where N is four, is discussed in detail.

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