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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1252–1258

Generation of J0-Bessel-Gauss beam by a heterogeneous refractive index map

Damian P. San-Roman-Alerigi, Tien K. Ng, Yaping Zhang, Ahmed Ben Slimane, Mohammad Alsunaidi, and Boon S. Ooi  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 29, Issue 7, pp. 1252-1258 (2012)

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In this paper, we present the theoretical studies of a refractive index map to implement a Gauss to a J0-Bessel-Gauss convertor. We theoretically demonstrate the viability of a device that could be fabricated on a Si/Si1yOy/Si1xyGexCy platform or by photo-refractive media. The proposed device is 200 μm in length and 25 μm in width, and its refractive index varies in controllable steps across the light propagation and transversal directions. The computed conversion efficiency and loss are 90%, and 0.457dB, respectively. The theoretical results, obtained from the beam conversion efficiency, self-regeneration, and propagation through an opaque obstruction, demonstrate that a two-dimensional (2D) graded index map of the refractive index can be used to transform a Gauss beam into a J0-Bessel-Gauss beam. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of such beam transformation by means of a 2D index-mapping that is fully integrable in silicon photonics based planar lightwave circuits (PLCs). The concept device is significant for the eventual development of a new array of technologies, such as micro optical tweezers, optical traps, beam reshaping and nonlinear beam diode lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(290.3200) Scattering : Inverse scattering

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: January 17, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 14, 2012
Published: June 6, 2012

Damian P. San-Roman-Alerigi, Tien K. Ng, Yaping Zhang, Ahmed Ben Slimane, Mohammad Alsunaidi, and Boon S. Ooi, "Generation of J0-Bessel-Gauss beam by a heterogeneous refractive index map," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29, 1252-1258 (2012)

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