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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 9 — May. 5, 2014
  • pp: 11290–11300

Conical diffraction intensity profiles generated using a top-hat input beam

R. T. Darcy, D. McCloskey, K. E. Ballantine, J. G. Lunney, P. R. Eastham, and J. F. Donegan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 9, pp. 11290-11300 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.011290


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Abstract

The phenomenon of internal conical diffraction has been studied extensively for the case of laser beams with Gaussian intensity profiles incident along an optic axis of a biaxial material. This work presents experimental images for a top-hat input beam and offers a theoretical model which successfully describes the conically diffracted intensity profile, which is observed to differ qualitatively from the Gaussian case. The far-field evolution of the beam is predicted to be particularly interesting with a very intricate structure, and this is confirmed experimentally.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: February 25, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 27, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 28, 2014
Published: May 2, 2014

Citation
R. T. Darcy, D. McCloskey, K. E. Ballantine, J. G. Lunney, P. R. Eastham, and J. F. Donegan, "Conical diffraction intensity profiles generated using a top-hat input beam," Opt. Express 22, 11290-11300 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-9-11290


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