Shaped nondiffracting beams

Carlos Lopez-Mariscal, Kristian Peter Helmerson

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We demonstrate that nondiffracting beams can be generated with an arbitrary transverse shape. In particular, we show that the azimuthal complex modulation of the angular spectra of Helmholtz-Gauss wave fields constitutes a degree of freedom sufficient to tailor nondiffracting beams with an intensity pattern of choice. (C) 2010 Optical Society of America
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1215 - 1217
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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