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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 17 — Jun. 10, 2012
  • pp: 3718–3725

Generation of a Bessel beam of variable spot size

Sanjiv Kumar Tiwari, Satya Ram Mishra, Surjya Prakash Ram, and Haridarshan Singh Rawat  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 17, pp. 3718-3725 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.51.003718


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Abstract

We report the generation of a zero-order Bessel beam of continuously variable spot size using a simple optical setup. We have used a pair of metal axicon mirrors to generate a hollow beam of variable dark diameter. This beam was subsequently focused by a convex lens to get a Bessel beam of variable spot size. We also studied the effect of a hollow-beam ring width on nondiffracting propagation range of the generated beam.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics
(140.3295) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam characterization

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: March 2, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 23, 2012
Published: June 4, 2012

Citation
Sanjiv Kumar Tiwari, Satya Ram Mishra, Surjya Prakash Ram, and Haridarshan Singh Rawat, "Generation of a Bessel beam of variable spot size," Appl. Opt. 51, 3718-3725 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-51-17-3718


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