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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2010
  • pp: 4118–4120

Accelerating regular polygon beams

Shane Barwick  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 24, pp. 4118-4120 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.004118


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Abstract

Beams that possess high-intensity peaks that follow curved paths of propagation under linear diffraction have recently been shown to have a multitude of interesting uses. In this Letter, a family of phase-only masks is derived, and each mask gives rise to multiple accelerating intensity maxima. The curved paths of the peaks can be described by the vertices of a regular polygon that is centered on the optic axis and expands with propagation.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(100.5090) Image processing : Phase-only filters
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: September 29, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 31, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 10, 2010
Published: December 9, 2010

Citation
Shane Barwick, "Accelerating regular polygon beams," Opt. Lett. 35, 4118-4120 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-24-4118


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