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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 12 — Jun. 6, 2011
  • pp: 11170–11181

Influence of the higher-orders of diffraction on the pattern evolution for tightly focused beams

Daquan Lu, Zhenjun Yang, and Wei Hu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 12, pp. 11170-11181 (2011)

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The mechanism of the nonparaxial propagation for tightly focused beams is investigated in the view of the influence of the higher-orders of diffraction (HOD). The HOD induce novel propagation characteristics which are crucially different from those predicted by the traditional paraxial theory. Based on the management of HOD, we propose an approach on controlling the intensity pattern of the focus to satisfy the application requirements.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: March 22, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 17, 2011
Published: May 24, 2011

Daquan Lu, Zhenjun Yang, and Wei Hu, "Influence of the higher-orders of diffraction on the pattern evolution for tightly focused beams," Opt. Express 19, 11170-11181 (2011)

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