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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2006
  • pp: 637–641

Creation of a narrow Bessel-like laser beam using a nematic liquid crystal

Antti Hakola, Andriy Shevchenko, Scott C. Buchter, Matti Kaivola, and Nelson V. Tabiryan  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 4, pp. 637-641 (2006)

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We present a simple and efficient method to convert a Gaussian laser beam into a Bessel-like beam with a long and narrow focal line by using a nematic liquid crystal with a high third-order nonlinearity.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(260.5950) Physical optics : Self-focusing
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

Original Manuscript: July 13, 2005
Revised Manuscript: September 26, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: October 11, 2005

Antti Hakola, Andriy Shevchenko, Scott C. Buchter, Matti Kaivola, and Nelson V. Tabiryan, "Creation of a narrow Bessel-like laser beam using a nematic liquid crystal," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 637-641 (2006)

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