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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2014
  • pp: 3619–3622

Parabolic scaling beams

Nan Gao and Changqing Xie  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 12, pp. 3619-3622 (2014)

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We generalize the concept of diffraction free beams to parabolic scaling beams (PSBs), whose normalized intensity scales parabolically during propagation. These beams are nondiffracting in the circular parabolic coordinate systems, and all the diffraction free beams of Durnin’s type have counterparts as PSBs. Parabolic scaling Bessel beams with Gaussian apodization are investigated in detail, their nonparaxial extrapolations are derived, and experimental results agree well with theoretical predictions.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: February 26, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 29, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 22, 2014
Published: June 11, 2014

Nan Gao and Changqing Xie, "Parabolic scaling beams," Opt. Lett. 39, 3619-3622 (2014)

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