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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2002
  • pp: 6375–6379

Direct generation of bessel beams

Peter Muys and Eefje Vandamme  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 30, pp. 6375-6379 (2002)

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Two implementations are identified to create a Bessel beam directly, i.e. without the spatial filtering of an initially Gaussian beam. The first implementation is based on a resonator configuration whose lowest-loss transverse mode is a Bessel beam. Numerical simulation to corroborate the geometrical optical arguments is presented. The second implementation is based on the theorem that the angular-plane wave spectrum of a Bessel beam is composed of a cone of wave vectors. This cone is also generated through a phase-matching condition in a four-wave mixing process. This leads to the conclusion that anti-Stokes radiation generated in a nonlinear material will leave the substrate under the form of a Bessel beam.

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

Original Manuscript: March 1, 2002
Revised Manuscript: July 30, 2002
Published: October 20, 2002

Peter Muys and Eefje Vandamme, "Direct generation of bessel beams," Appl. Opt. 41, 6375-6379 (2002)

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