An experiment to study a "nondiffracting" light beam

C. A. McQueen, J. Arlt, K. Dholakia

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Abstract

We present a simple experiment by which a student can generate and study a zeroth-order Bessel beam. Such beams are often termed nondiffracting (propagation invariant) as they have a central maximum that can propagate for extended distances without experiencing appreciable spreading.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)912-915
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Physics
Volume67
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Oct

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McQueen, C. A. ; Arlt, J. ; Dholakia, K. / An experiment to study a "nondiffracting" light beam. In: American Journal of Physics. 1999 ; Vol. 67, No. 10. pp. 912-915.
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In: American Journal of Physics, Vol. 67, No. 10, 10.1999, p. 912-915.

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