"Non-diffracting" beams do not spread as they propagate. This property is useful in many areas. Here, the theory, generation, properties, and applications of various non-diffracting beams, including the Bessel beam, Mathieu beam, and Airy beam is reviewed. Applications include imaging, micromanipulation, nonlinear optics, and optical transfection.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics