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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2012
  • pp: 741–747

Hankel–Bessel laser beams

Victor V. Kotlyar, Alexey A. Kovalev, and Victor A. Soifer  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 29, Issue 5, pp. 741-747 (2012)

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An analytical solution of the scalar Helmholtz equation to describe the propagation of a laser light beam in the positive direction of the optical axis is derived. The complex amplitude of such a beam is found to be in direct proportion to the product of two linearly independent solutions of Kummer’s differential equation. Relationships for a particular case of such beams—namely, the Hankel–Bessel (HB) beams—are deduced. The focusing of the HB beams is studied.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: October 26, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 19, 2011
Published: April 19, 2012

Victor V. Kotlyar, Alexey A. Kovalev, and Victor A. Soifer, "Hankel–Bessel laser beams," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29, 741-747 (2012)

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