We describe a new class of fiber devices whose output resembles Bessel beams. Such beams have a myriad of scientific and technological applications owing to their diffraction-free nature and their ability to navigate opaque obstructions.
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(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
S. Ramachandran, "Diffraction-Resistant Light (Bessel Beams) from Optical Fibers," in Asia Optical Fiber Communication and Optoelectronic Exposition and Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper SaM1.
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