We introduce a technique to generate arbitrary nondiffracting beams. Using a genetic algorithm that uses a Gaussian weight function merged with spatial spectrum engineering techniques, we show that it is possible to obtain the angular spectrum representation of arbitrary light patterns, thus demonstrating their nondiffracting properties.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 10, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 25, 2012
Published: December 4, 2012
Pedro A. Sanchez-Serrano, David Wong-Campos, Servando Lopez-Aguayo, and Julio C. Gutiérrez-Vega, "Engineering of nondiffracting beams with genetic algorithms," Opt. Lett. 37, 5040-5042 (2012)