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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2001
  • pp: 2709–2721

Propagation of anisotropic Bessel–Gaussian beams: sidelobe control, mode selection, and field depth

Yajun Li, Vladimir Gurevich, Mark Krichever, Joseph Katz, and Emanuel Marom  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 16, pp. 2709-2721 (2001)

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Theoretical topics encountered in engineering analysis of diffraction-free beams are addressed. These topics are the following: synthesizing a class of diffraction-free beams with noncircular transverse irradiance distributions, e.g., elliptical beams; the effect of Gaussian apodization on sidelobe control; and mode selection that allows one to synthesize a nearly diffraction-free beam with a certain depth of field. The focusing properties of Bessel–Gaussian beams will be investigated the future.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping

Original Manuscript: August 7, 2000
Revised Manuscript: January 22, 2001
Published: June 1, 2001

Yajun Li, Vladimir Gurevich, Mark Krichever, Joseph Katz, and Emanuel Marom, "Propagation of anisotropic Bessel–Gaussian beams: sidelobe control, mode selection, and field depth," Appl. Opt. 40, 2709-2721 (2001)

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