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
Original Manuscript: July 20, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: October 26, 1987
Published: February 1, 1988
J. Durnin, J. H. Eberly, and J. J. Miceli, "Comparison of Bessel and Gaussian beams," Opt. Lett. 13, 79-80 (1988)