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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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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