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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 8 — Apr. 11, 2011
  • pp: 7356–7364

Bessel-like beam generation by superposing multiple Airy beams

Chi-Young Hwang, Kyoung-Youm Kim, and Byoungho Lee  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 8, pp. 7356-7364 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.007356


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Abstract

We propose a way of generating Bessel-like non-diffracting beams based on the superposition of multiple Airy beams. We also demonstrate, through numerical simulations of the propagation dynamics of the Bessel-like beams, that these Bessel-like beams can be modified to show the feature of vortex power flow by controlling the initial positions of each single Airy beam.

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OCIS Codes
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 21, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 23, 2011
Published: April 1, 2011

Citation
Chi-Young Hwang, Kyoung-Youm Kim, and Byoungho Lee, "Bessel-like beam generation by superposing multiple Airy beams," Opt. Express 19, 7356-7364 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-8-7356


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