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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 1998
  • pp: 649–652

Refracting system for annular Gaussian-to-Bessel beam transformation

Muhammad Arif, Meer M. Hossain, Abdul Ahad S. Awwal, and Muhammad N. Islam  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 4, pp. 649-652 (1998)

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A refracting system is designed for transforming an annular Gaussian laser beam into a circular Bessel beam. The slope of the input and output surfaces fitted well with a sixth-order polynomial. The radii of curvature of the resulting aspheric surfaces are found to vary smoothly over the surface. The diffraction-free length for this system is found to be 59.4735 m at 633 nm.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.4820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical systems
(220.2740) Optical design and fabrication : Geometric optical design

Original Manuscript: August 12, 1997
Revised Manuscript: September 22, 1997
Published: February 1, 1998

Muhammad Arif, Meer M. Hossain, Abdul Ahad S. Awwal, and Muhammad N. Islam, "Refracting system for annular Gaussian-to-Bessel beam transformation," Appl. Opt. 37, 649-652 (1998)

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