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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 31 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: 7475–7481

Theoretical and experimental investigation of generating pulsed Bessel–Gauss beams by using an axicon-based resonator

Shahrzad Parsa, Hamid Reza Fallah, Mohsen Ramezani, and Mahmood Soltanolkotabi  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 31, pp. 7475-7481 (2012)

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Nondiffracting Bessel–Gauss beams are assumed as the superposition of infinite numbers of Gaussian beams whose wave vectors lie on a cone. Based on such a description, different methods are suggested to generate these fields. In this paper, we followed an active scheme to generate these beams. By introducing an axicon-based resonator, we designed the appropriate resonator, studied its resonance modes, and analyzed the beam propagation outside the resonator. Experimentally, we succeeded to obtain Bessel–Gauss beams of the first kind and zero order. We also investigated the changes in effective parameters on the output beam, both theoretically and experimentally.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 1, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 27, 2012
Published: October 22, 2012

Shahrzad Parsa, Hamid Reza Fallah, Mohsen Ramezani, and Mahmood Soltanolkotabi, "Theoretical and experimental investigation of generating pulsed Bessel–Gauss beams by using an axicon-based resonator," Appl. Opt. 51, 7475-7481 (2012)

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