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Shaping Arbitrary Nondiffracting Beams

Published

Author(s)

Carlos Lopez-Mariscal, Kristian Helmerson

Abstract

We present a novel beam shaping method to generate nondiffracting beams with a specific transverse shape. By tailoring the angular spectrum of a Helmholtz-Gauss beam using an iterative Fourier transform algorithm, we produce beams with a specific intensity pattern and the extended propagation distance characteristic of nondiffracting beams
Citation
Optics Letters
Volume
35
Issue
8

Keywords

Beam shaping, Diffraction

Citation

Lopez-Mariscal, C. and Helmerson, K. (2010), Shaping Arbitrary Nondiffracting Beams, Optics Letters, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=902954 (Accessed February 26, 2024)
Created April 15, 2010, Updated February 19, 2017