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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2394–2401

Generation of tunable chain of three-dimensional optical bottle beams via focused multi-ring hollow Gaussian beam

Geo M. Philip and Nirmal K. Viswanathan  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 27, Issue 11, pp. 2394-2401 (2010)

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We report here the generation of a chain of three-dimensional (3-D) optical bottle beams by focusing a π-phase shifted multi-ring hollow Gaussian beam (HGB) using a lens with spherical aberration. The rings of the HGB of suitable radial ( k r ) and axial ( k z ) wave vectors are generated using a double-negative axicon chemically etched in the optical fiber tips. Moving the lens position with respect to the fiber tip results in variation of the semi-angle of the cones of wave vectors of the HGBs and their diameter, using which we demonstrate tunability in the size and the periodicity of the 3-D optical bottle beams over a wide range, from micrometers to millimeters. The propagation characteristics of the beams resulting from focusing of single- and multi-ring HGBs and resulting in a quasi-non-diffracting beam and a chain of 3-D optical bottle beams, respectively, are simulated using only the input beam parameters and are found to agree well with experimental results.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(130.3990) Integrated optics : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: June 29, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 14, 2010
Published: October 15, 2010

Geo M. Philip and Nirmal K. Viswanathan, "Generation of tunable chain of three-dimensional optical bottle beams via focused multi-ring hollow Gaussian beam," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 27, 2394-2401 (2010)

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