Single-maximum nondiffracting beams were generated both by truncating pulsed Bessel beams and with thin-film axicons. Negligible crosstalk is observed in arrays of needle-shaped beams over substantial distances, enabling applications in pulse diagnostics and multichannel processing.
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(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.7350) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Wave-front sensing
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics
R. Grunwald, "Fringe-Free Nondiffracting Beams for Advanced Laser Diagnostics and Processing," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CMX1.
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