We report on discrete, nondiffracting, paraxial beams with a Bessel spatial envelope in 1D periodic structures of dielectric media. Anisotropy of the envelope profile is demonstrated to behave in the same manner as extraordinary waves in uniaxial crystals.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
Diffraction and Gratings
Original Manuscript: September 21, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 14, 2007
Published: December 11, 2007
Juan J. Miret and Carlos J. Zapata-Rodríguez, "Diffraction-free beams with elliptic Bessel envelope in periodic media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 1-6 (2008)