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Experimental verification of parabolic nondiffracting beams
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Paper Abstract

Recently, a new class of nondiffracting beams has been demonstrated theoretically. Namely, Parabolic nondiffracting optical wavefields constitute the last member of the family of fundamental nondiffracting wavefields. Additionally, the existence of a new class of parabolic traveling waves associated to these wavefields has been demonstrated along the same lines. We have succeeded in demonstrating experimentally the fundamental odd and even parabolic wavefields in the laboratory. In this work, we present and discuss the experimental generation of higher-order parabolic nondiffracting wavefields. Because these fields show a complex structure, their generation relies in the successful construction of the field.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5525, Laser Beam Shaping V, (29 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.555941
Show Author Affiliations
Carlos Lopez-Mariscal, Instituto de Monterrey (Mexico)
Miguel A. Bandres, Instituto de Monterrey (Mexico)
Sabino Chavez-Cerda, Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica (Mexico)
Julio Cesar Gutierrez-Vega, Instituto de Monterrey (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5525:
Laser Beam Shaping V
Fred M. Dickey; David L. Shealy, Editor(s)

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