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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2002
  • pp: 2218–2222

Generalized Bessel pulse beams

Colin J. R. Sheppard  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 19, Issue 11, pp. 2218-2222 (2002)

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A generalization of type 3 ultrashort pulses (also known as pulse beams or isodiffracting pulses) is introduced. The Bessel beam form of this generalized beam consists of pulses that propagate in free space, without spreading, with a velocity that can be less than that of light. A model spectral distribution that is zero outside a finite range is investigated.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(270.5530) Quantum optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses

Original Manuscript: December 20, 2001
Revised Manuscript: April 25, 2002
Manuscript Accepted: April 25, 2002
Published: November 1, 2002

Colin J. R. Sheppard, "Generalized Bessel pulse beams," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19, 2218-2222 (2002)

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