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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 4 — Apr. 12, 2006

Diffraction-Attenuation resistant beams in absorbing media

Michel Zamboni-Rached  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 5, pp. 1804-1809 (2006)

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In this work, in terms of suitable superpositions of equal-frequency Bessel beams, we develop a theoretical method to obtain localized stationary wave fields, in absorbing media, capable to assume, approximately, any desired longitudinal intensity pattern within a chosen interval 0 ≤ zL of the propagation axis z. As a particular case, we obtain new nondiffractive beams that can resist the loss effects for long distances. These new solutions can have different and interesting applications, such as optical tweezers, optical or acoustic bistouries, various important medical apparatuses, etc..

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(350.7420) Other areas of optics : Waves

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 3, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 15, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 27, 2006
Published: March 6, 2006

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Vol. 1, Iss. 4 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Michel Zamboni-Rached, "Diffraction-Attenuation resistant beams in absorbing media," Opt. Express 14, 1804-1809 (2006)

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