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Application of binary optics to producing nondiffracting beams
Author(s): Patrick J. Reardon; Alan D. Kathman; David Renick Brown
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Paper Abstract

A method of understanding the behavior of multiple coaxial Bessel beams is presented. An attempt to develop a way to modify the longitudinal behavior of Bessel beams is discussed by analogy to a multiple plane wave interference pattern. It is shown, both with theory and numerical simulation, that the summation of several coherent Bessel beams of differing convergence will alter the performance of the propagating beam in a predicable manner.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2383, Micro-Optics/Micromechanics and Laser Scanning and Shaping, (12 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209038
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Patrick J. Reardon, Teledyne Brown Engineering (United States)
Alan D. Kathman, Teledyne Brown Engineering (United States)
David Renick Brown, Teledyne Brown Engineering (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2383:
Micro-Optics/Micromechanics and Laser Scanning and Shaping
M. Edward Motamedi; Leo Beiser, Editor(s)

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