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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2004
  • pp: 661–663

Generating an adjustable three-dimensional dark focus

Dvir Yelin, Brett E. Bouma, and Guillermo J. Tearney  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 7, pp. 661-663 (2004)

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Conditions for generating a dark focus surrounded by light in all three dimensions are presented. A simple technique for generating such a dark region is demonstrated experimentally. The method is compared with previous attempts at creating a three-dimensional dark focus.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(220.2560) Optical design and fabrication : Propagating methods

Dvir Yelin, Brett E. Bouma, and Guillermo J. Tearney, "Generating an adjustable three-dimensional dark focus," Opt. Lett. 29, 661-663 (2004)

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