Wigner representation of Laguerre--Gaussian beams. Academic Article uri icon


  • A phase-space description of the Laguerre-Gaussian modes is presented that points out the connection between these modes and the Hermite-Gaussian modes. We exploit the underlying phase-space symmetries to derive a closed-form expression for the Wigner distribution function of Laguerre-Gaussian modes. This expression is as compact as the one for the Hermite-Gaussian modes.

author list (cited authors)

  • Simon, R., & Agarwal, G. S.

citation count

  • 75

publication date

  • September 2000