Reconstruction of the Wigner transform of a rotationally symmetric two-dimensional beam from the Wigner transform of the beam's one-dimensional sample. Academic Article uri icon


  • A coherent rotationally symmetric two-dimensional beam is essentially one-dimensional in content: It is fully determined by the one-dimensional sample along a diagonal of the circularly symmetric field distribution in a transverse plane. The linear transform that reconstructs the four-dimensional Wigner distribution of the full two-dimensional beam from the two-dimensional Wigner distribution of the one-dimensional sample is presented.

published proceedings

  • Opt Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Agarwal, G. S., & Simon, R.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Agarwal, GS||Simon, R

publication date

  • September 2000