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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2004
  • pp: 546–551

Generation of partially coherent diffraction-free fields with tunable geometry

Gabriel Martı́nez-Niconoff, Julio C. Ramı́rez-San-Juan, Patricia Martı́nez-Vara, Adrián Carbajal-Domı́nguez, and Andrei S. Ostrovsky  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 546-551 (2004)

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The synthesis of diffraction-free fields with different profiles is described. The synthesis is done by illuminating a screen containing a circular slit with a cosine beam. The treatment is equivalent to the modulation of the slit transfer characteristics and makes possible a tunable interference interaction of Bessel beams with noncommon axes. These results are generalized, and it is shown that coherent diffraction-free fields with arbitrary profiles can be expressed as the superposition of shifted zero-order Bessel beams and temporary parametric representations of the shifted functions. Diffraction-free fields with partially coherent features can be obtained. Experimental results are shown for each case.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory

Original Manuscript: April 1, 2003
Revised Manuscript: November 7, 2003
Manuscript Accepted: November 14, 2003
Published: April 1, 2004

Gabriel Martı́nez-Niconoff, Julio C. Ramı́rez-San-Juan, Patricia Martı́nez-Vara, Adrián Carbajal-Domı́nguez, and Andrei S. Ostrovsky, "Generation of partially coherent diffraction-free fields with tunable geometry," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 21, 546-551 (2004)

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