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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1988
  • pp: 79–80

Comparison of Bessel and Gaussian beams

J. Durnin, J. J. Miceli, Jr., and J. H. Eberly  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 2, pp. 79-80 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.13.000079


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Abstract

A comparison of beam divergence and power-transport efficiency is made between Gaussian and Bessel beams when both beams have the same initial total power and the same initial full width at half-maximum.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: July 20, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: October 26, 1987
Published: February 1, 1988

Citation
J. Durnin, J. H. Eberly, and J. J. Miceli, "Comparison of Bessel and Gaussian beams," Opt. Lett. 13, 79-80 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-13-2-79

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