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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2014
  • pp: 2278–2281

Shaping self-imaging bottle beams with modified quasi-Bessel beams

Li Li, Woei Ming Lee, Xiangsheng Xie, Wieslaw Krolikowski, Andrei V. Rode, and Jianying Zhou  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 8, pp. 2278-2281 (2014)

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Coherent generated self-imaging bottle beams, typically formed by interfering two coherent quasi-Bessel beams, possess a periodic array of intensity maxima and minima along their axial direction. In practice, the overall quality of the self-repeating intensity patterns is prone to unresolved large intensity variations. In this Letter, we increased consistency of intensity of self-imaging bottle beams through a spatial frequency optimization routine. By doing so, we increased the effective length of self-imaging bottle beams by 74%. Further, we showed that this approach is applicable to higher-order self-imaging beams that display complex intensity structures. The enhancement in these modified self-imaging beams could play a significant role in optical trapping, imaging, and lithography.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(070.7345) Fourier optics and signal processing : Wave propagation
(070.6120) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial light modulators

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Signal Processing

Original Manuscript: February 10, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 9, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 10, 2014
Published: April 8, 2014

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Li Li, Woei Ming Lee, Xiangsheng Xie, Wieslaw Krolikowski, Andrei V. Rode, and Jianying Zhou, "Shaping self-imaging bottle beams with modified quasi-Bessel beams," Opt. Lett. 39, 2278-2281 (2014)

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