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  • Vol. 12, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1995
  • pp: 2446–2457

Pseudo-nondiffracting beams generated by radial harmonic functions

Joseph Rosen, Boaz Salik, and Amnon Yariv  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 12, Issue 11, pp. 2446-2457 (1995)

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A Fourier hologram with the distribution of a radial harmonic function creates a nondiverging beam in the far field. The properties of this beam are analyzed and the beam is demonstrated. We also give a set of theorems that describe the relations between the hologram and the longitudinal distribution of the beam.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 20, 1995
Revised Manuscript: June 20, 1995
Manuscript Accepted: June 22, 1995
Published: November 1, 1995

Joseph Rosen, Boaz Salik, and Amnon Yariv, "Pseudo-nondiffracting beams generated by radial harmonic functions," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 12, 2446-2457 (1995)

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