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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 25 — Dec. 10, 2007
  • pp: 16748–16753

Periodic and quasi-periodic non-diffracting wave fields generated by superposition of multiple Bessel beams

Victor Arrizón, Sabino Chavez-Cerda, Ulises Ruiz, and Rosibel Carrada  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 25, pp. 16748-16753 (2007)

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We discuss a computer generated hologram whose transmittance is defined in terms of the Jacobi-Anger identity. If the hologram is implemented with a continuous phase spatial light modulator it generates integer-order non-diffracting Bessel beams, with a common asymptotic radial frequency, at separated propagation axes. On the other hand, when the hologram is implemented with a low-resolution pixelated phase modulator, it is possible to generate multiple Bessel beams with a common propagation axis. We employ this superposition of multiple Bessel beams to generate non-diffracting periodic and quasi-periodic wave fields.

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OCIS Codes
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation
(080.4865) Geometric optics : Optical vortices

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Original Manuscript: October 9, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 5, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 6, 2007
Published: December 3, 2007

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Victor Arrizón, Sabino Chavez-Cerda, Ulises Ruiz, and Rosibel Carrada, "Periodic and quasi-periodic non-diffracting wave fields generated by superposition of multiple Bessel beams," Opt. Express 15, 16748-16753 (2007)

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