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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2009
  • pp: 3391–3393

Observation of Bessel beams from electric-field-induced patterns on polymer surfaces

Anshuman J. Das and K. S. Narayan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 21, pp. 3391-3393 (2009)

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We report the observation of Bessel-like beams from periodic patterns induced on viscoelastic polymer surfaces by electric field. The patterns resembling a microaxicon array originate from electrohydrodynamic instabilities in polymer films, where the feature dimensions can be easily controlled. The output beam characteristics from these patterns revealed characteristic traits of Bessel beams.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics
(310.6845) Thin films : Thin film devices and applications

ToC Category:
Thin Films

Original Manuscript: July 7, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 22, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 4, 2009
Published: October 29, 2009

Anshuman J. Das and K. S. Narayan, "Observation of Bessel beams from electric-field-induced patterns on polymer surfaces," Opt. Lett. 34, 3391-3393 (2009)

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