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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 2009
  • pp: 4826–4831

Transformation of Bessel beams by means of a cylindrical lens

Marcelino Anguiano-Morales  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 25, pp. 4826-4831 (2009)

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The diffraction patterns of a conical lens illuminated by plane and spherical waves have been intensively investigated. A practical method is described to transform the Bessel profile of a zero-order Bessel beam into a caustic one through the use of a combination of a conical lens and a cylindrical lens, which in turn transforms the field generated by the conical lens. The cylindrical lens was illuminated by a zero-order Bessel beam, producing a lips caustic beam. It is shown that this type of wave tends to regenerate during propagation, although the waves are severely perturbed.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(080.3620) Geometric optics : Lens system design
(220.2740) Optical design and fabrication : Geometric optical design
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: June 10, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 6, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 7, 2009
Published: August 21, 2009

Marcelino Anguiano-Morales, "Transformation of Bessel beams by means of a cylindrical lens," Appl. Opt. 48, 4826-4831 (2009)

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