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  • Vol. 35, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2010
  • pp: 1215–1217

Shaped nondiffracting beams

Carlos López-Mariscal and Kristian Helmerson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 8, pp. 1215-1217 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.001215


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Abstract

We demonstrate that nondiffracting beams can be generated with an arbitrary transverse shape. In particular, we show that the azimuthal complex modulation of the angular spectra of Helmholtz–Gauss wave fields constitutes a degree of freedom sufficient to tailor nondiffracting beams with an intensity pattern of choice.

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OCIS Codes
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(220.3740) Optical design and fabrication : Lithography
(020.3320) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser cooling
(070.6120) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial light modulators

ToC Category:
Image Processing

History
Original Manuscript: November 9, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 31, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 7, 2010
Published: April 15, 2010

Citation
Carlos López-Mariscal and Kristian Helmerson, "Shaped nondiffracting beams," Opt. Lett. 35, 1215-1217 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-8-1215


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