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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2012
  • pp: 5040–5042

Engineering of nondiffracting beams with genetic algorithms

Pedro A. Sanchez-Serrano, David Wong-Campos, Servando Lopez-Aguayo, and Julio C. Gutiérrez-Vega  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 24, pp. 5040-5042 (2012)

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We introduce a technique to generate arbitrary nondiffracting beams. Using a genetic algorithm that uses a Gaussian weight function merged with spatial spectrum engineering techniques, we show that it is possible to obtain the angular spectrum representation of arbitrary light patterns, thus demonstrating their nondiffracting properties.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: October 10, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 25, 2012
Published: December 4, 2012

Pedro A. Sanchez-Serrano, David Wong-Campos, Servando Lopez-Aguayo, and Julio C. Gutiérrez-Vega, "Engineering of nondiffracting beams with genetic algorithms," Opt. Lett. 37, 5040-5042 (2012)

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