This is a reply to the comment [ J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 26, 2181 (2009) ] on our paper that appeared in J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 21, 1192 (2004) . In the paper the Helmholtz equation was used to introduce the expression of Eq. (2), which generates the fractional Bessel beam (FBB) when n is a fractional number. The paper, however, did not convey whether the FBB is a solution of the Helmholtz equation.
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Diffraction and Gratings
Original Manuscript: August 26, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 27, 2009
Published: September 14, 2009
S. H. Tao and X. C. Yuan, "Self-reconstruction property of fractional Bessel beams: reply to comment," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 26, 2182-2182 (2009)