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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2006
  • pp: 2199–2201

Rotational transformations and transverse energy flow in paraxial light beams: linear azimuthons

Aleksandr Bekshaev and Marat Soskin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 14, pp. 2199-2201 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.002199


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Abstract

Paraxial beams whose transverse structure rotates upon free propagation (spiral beams) can be treated as analogs of azimuthons recently found in nonlinear media [ Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 203904 (2005) ]. These linear azimuthons have essentially a nonlocalized character and can possess an almost arbitrary rotation rate independent of the angular momentum of the beam. Such beams can be assimilated into fluent mechanical bodies with intrinsic mass flows determined by transverse energy redistribution over the beam cross section.

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OCIS Codes
(070.4690) Fourier optics and signal processing : Morphological transformations
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(260.2160) Physical optics : Energy transfer
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 10, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 19, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 26, 2006

Citation
Aleksandr Bekshaev and Marat Soskin, "Rotational transformations and transverse energy flow in paraxial light beams: linear azimuthons," Opt. Lett. 31, 2199-2201 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-14-2199


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