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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2004
  • pp: 1192–1197

Self-reconstruction property of fractional Bessel beams

Shao Hua Tao and Xiaocong Yuan  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 21, Issue 7, pp. 1192-1197 (2004)

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We study the self-reconstruction property of a fractional Bessel beam (FBB), where the FBB is described in terms of a Bessel beam of a fractional order for both amplitude and azimuthal phase components. The simulation and experimental results show that the FBB can overcome a block of obstacles and regenerate itself after a characteristic distance. As a comparison, the propagation of a Gaussian beam and an integer-order Bessel beam (IBB) through the same obstacles are also studied.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

Original Manuscript: October 21, 2003
Revised Manuscript: January 29, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: January 29, 2004
Published: July 1, 2004

Shao Hua Tao and Xiaocong Yuan, "Self-reconstruction property of fractional Bessel beams," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 21, 1192-1197 (2004)

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