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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2763–2766

Spiral laser beams in inhomogeneous media

Alex Mahalov, Erwin Suazo, and Sergei K. Suslov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 15, pp. 2763-2766 (2013)

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Explicit solutions of the inhomogeneous paraxial wave equation in a linear and quadratic approximation are applied to wave fields with invariant features, such as oscillating laser beams in a parabolic waveguide and spiral light beams in varying media. A similar effect of superfocusing of particle beams in a thin monocrystal film, harmonic oscillations of cold trapped atoms, and motion in magnetic field are also mentioned.

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OCIS Codes
(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(080.2710) Geometric optics : Inhomogeneous optical media

ToC Category:
Geometric Optics

Original Manuscript: June 3, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 16, 2013
Published: July 25, 2013

Alex Mahalov, Erwin Suazo, and Sergei K. Suslov, "Spiral laser beams in inhomogeneous media," Opt. Lett. 38, 2763-2766 (2013)

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