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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2013
  • pp: 383–385

Helico-conical optical beams self-heal

N. Hermosa, C. Rosales-Guzmán, and J. P. Torres  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 3, pp. 383-385 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.000383


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Abstract

An optical beam is said to be self-healing when, distorted by an obstacle, the beam corrects itself upon propagation. In this Letter we show, through experiments supported by numerical simulations, that Helico-conical optical beams self-heal. We observe the strong resilience of these beams with different types of obstructions, and relate this to the characteristics of their transverse energy flow.

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OCIS Codes
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 26, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 7, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 7, 2013
Published: February 1, 2013

Citation
N. Hermosa, C. Rosales-Guzmán, and J. P. Torres, "Helico-conical optical beams self-heal," Opt. Lett. 38, 383-385 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-3-383


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