Generation of high-order Bessel beams by use of an axicon

J. Arlt, K. Dholakia

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Abstract

We demonstrate and analyze a method for efficiently generating a high-order Bessel beam of arbitrary order by illuminating an axicon with the appropriate Laguerre-Gaussian light beam. High-order Bessel beams offer distinct advantages over other `hollow' light beams for atom guiding. Our high-order Bessel beam generation technique offers a direct method for coupling cold atoms into this optical atom guide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-301
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Communications
Volume177
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Apr 15

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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In: Optics Communications, Vol. 177, No. 1, 15.04.2000, p. 297-301.

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