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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 1998
  • pp: 1871–1873

Interference of traveling nondiffracting beams

S. Chávez-Cerda, M. A. Meneses-Nava, and J. Miguel Hickmann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 24, pp. 1871-1873 (1998)

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We study numerically the interference resulting from the superposition of two Bessel beams propagating in free space. We discuss how to obtain such beams and show the existence of the self-imaging effect during propagation. The evolution of the superimposed Bessel beams is analyzed on the basis of the evolution of the individual beams. Our exact numerical predictions contradict previous approximated analytical treatments, showing that they can lead to quantitatively wrong results and misleading conclusions.

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(070.6760) Fourier optics and signal processing : Talbot and self-imaging effects
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping

S. Chávez-Cerda, M. A. Meneses-Nava, and J. Miguel Hickmann, "Interference of traveling nondiffracting beams," Opt. Lett. 23, 1871-1873 (1998)

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