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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campilo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2508–2510

Dark and antidark diffraction-free beams

Sergey A. Ponomarenko, Weihong Huang, and Michael Cada  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 17, pp. 2508-2510 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002508


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Abstract

We present dark and antidark diffraction-free beams and discuss their properties. We show that all such beams must be partially spatially coherent. The new beams can be used for optical trapping of atoms.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(030.4070) Coherence and statistical optics : Modes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 16, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 17, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 19, 2007
Published: August 17, 2007

Citation
Sergey A. Ponomarenko, Weihong Huang, and Michael Cada, "Dark and antidark diffraction-free beams," Opt. Lett. 32, 2508-2510 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-17-2508

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