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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1998
  • pp: 2362–2364

Generation of nondiffracting beams by diffractive phase elements

Wen-Xiang Cong, Nan-Xian Chen, and Ben-Yuan Gu  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 15, Issue 9, pp. 2362-2364 (1998)

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We present a design of the diffractive phase elements (DPE’s) that produce nondiffracting beams according to the beam-shaping scheme, in which the incident Gaussian-profile beam is converted into a Bessel-function J0 beam. An optimization method is applied to solving this special beam-shaping problem. Numerical investigation of the generating J0 Bessel beam shows that the designed DPE can satisfactorily produce the J0 Bessel beam.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1380) Diffraction and gratings : Binary optics
(090.1970) Holography : Diffractive optics
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping

Original Manuscript: January 14, 1998
Revised Manuscript: March 19, 1998
Manuscript Accepted: May 4, 1998
Published: September 1, 1998

Wen-Xiang Cong, Nan-Xian Chen, and Ben-Yuan Gu, "Generation of nondiffracting beams by diffractive phase elements," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 15, 2362-2364 (1998)

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