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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1326–1327

Creation of a 50,000λ long needle-like field with 0.36λ width: comment

Colin J. R. Sheppard  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 31, Issue 6, pp. 1326-1327 (2014)

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In a recent paper, a method for the generation of a long, narrow needle of light was proposed [J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31, 500 (2014)]. The implications of this on our appreciation of the properties of Bessel beams are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(220.1770) Optical design and fabrication : Concentrators
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: February 13, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 12, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 13, 2014
Published: May 27, 2014

Colin J. R. Sheppard, "Creation of a 50,000λ long needle-like field with 0.36λ width: comment," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31, 1326-1327 (2014)

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