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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 24 — Nov. 24, 2008
  • pp: 19807–19811

Finite-energy, accelerating Bessel pulses

M. Clerici, D. Faccio, A. Lotti, E. Rubino, O. Jedrkiewicz, J. Biegert, and P. Di Trapani  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 24, pp. 19807-19811 (2008)

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We numerically investigate the possibility to generate freely accelerating or decelerating pulses. In particular it is shown that acceleration along the propagation direction z may be obtained by a purely spatial modulation of an input Gaussian pulse in the form of finite-energy Bessel pulses with a cone angle that varies along the radial coordinate. We discuss simple practical implementations of such accelerating Bessel beams.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.3630) Geometric optics : Lenses
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: August 25, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 28, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 16, 2008
Published: November 14, 2008

M. Clerici, D. Faccio, A. Lotti, E. Rubino, O. Jedrkiewicz, J. Biegert, and P. Di Trapani, "Finite-energy, accelerating Bessel pulses," Opt. Express 16, 19807-19811 (2008)

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