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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 8 — Apr. 12, 2010
  • pp: 8400–8405

Generation of J0 Bessel beams with controlled spatial coherence features

Adrian Carbajal-Dominguez, Jorge Bernal, Alberto Martin-Ruiz, and Gabriel Martínez Niconoff  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 8, pp. 8400-8405 (2010)

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An alternative method to generate J0 Bessel beams with controlled spatial partial coherence properties is introduced. Far field diffraction from a discrete number of source points on an annular region is calculated. The average for different diffracted fields produced at several rotation angles is numerically calculated and experimentally detected. Theoretical and experimental results show that for this particular case, the J0 Bessel beam is a limit when the number of points tends towards infinity and the associated complex degree of coherence is also a function of the number of points.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: March 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 31, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 1, 2010
Published: April 6, 2010

Adrian Carbajal-Dominguez, Jorge Bernal, Alberto Martin-Ruiz, and Gabriel Martínez Niconoff, "Generation of J0 Bessel beams with controlled spatial coherence features," Opt. Express 18, 8400-8405 (2010)

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