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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2013
  • pp: 3934–3936

Three-dimensional nonparaxial beams in parabolic rotational coordinates

Dongmei Deng, Yuanmei Gao, Juanying Zhao, Peng Zhang, and Zhigang Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 19, pp. 3934-3936 (2013)

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We introduce a class of three-dimensional nonparaxial optical beams found in a parabolic rotational coordinate system. These beams, representing exact solutions of the nonparaxial Helmholtz equation, have inherent parabolic symmetries. Assisted with a computer-generated holography, we experimentally demonstrate the generation of different modes of these beams. The observed transverse beam patterns along the propagation direction agree well with those from our theoretical predication.

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OCIS Codes
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation
(070.3185) Fourier optics and signal processing : Invariant optical fields

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: May 9, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 27, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 29, 2013
Published: September 30, 2013

Dongmei Deng, Yuanmei Gao, Juanying Zhao, Peng Zhang, and Zhigang Chen, "Three-dimensional nonparaxial beams in parabolic rotational coordinates," Opt. Lett. 38, 3934-3936 (2013)

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