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  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 9 — Apr. 30, 2007
  • pp: 5866–5871

Efficient generation of truncated Bessel beams using cylindrical waveguides

Vladimir S. Ilchenko, Makan Mohageg, Anatoliy A. Savchenkov, Andrey B. Matsko, and Lute Maleki  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 9, pp. 5866-5871 (2007)

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In this paper we address efficient conversion between a Gaussian beam (a truncated plane wave) and a truncated Bessel beam of a given order, using cylindrical optical waveguides and whispering gallery mode resonators. Utilizing a generator based on waveguides combined with whispering gallery mode resonators, we have realized Bessel beams of the order of 200 with a conversion efficiency exceeding 10 %.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: March 30, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 25, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 25, 2007
Published: April 27, 2007

Vladimir S. Ilchenko, Makan Mohageg, Anatoliy A. Savchenkov, Andrey B. Matsko, and Lute Maleki, "Efficient generation of truncated Bessel beams using cylindrical waveguides," Opt. Express 15, 5866-5871 (2007)

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