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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1828–1833

Bessel beam transformation by anisotropic crystals

Dmitriy H. Zusin, Raman Maksimenka, Valerii V. Filippov, Ruslan V. Chulkov, Michel Perdrix, Olivier Gobert, and Alexander S. Grabtchikov  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 27, Issue 8, pp. 1828-1833 (2010)

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Transformation of Bessel beams by biaxial and uniaxial crystals is investigated experimentally and theoretically. Experimental observations show beam symmetry changing and formation of complex intensity patterns, depending on the orientation of the crystal. These patterns can appear as a regular system of peak intensities. Results of numerical calculations support the experimental findings.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: April 2, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 12, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 16, 2010
Published: July 16, 2010

Dmitriy H. Zusin, Raman Maksimenka, Valerii V. Filippov, Ruslan V. Chulkov, Michel Perdrix, Olivier Gobert, and Alexander S. Grabtchikov, "Bessel beam transformation by anisotropic crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 27, 1828-1833 (2010)

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