White light propagation invariant beams

P. Fischer, C. T.A. Brown, J. E. Morris, C. López-Mariscal, E. M. Wright, W. Sibbett, K. Dholakia

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Abstract

Propagation invariant light fields such as Bessel light beams are of interest in a variety of current areas such as micromanipulation of atoms and mesoscopic particles, laser plasmas, and the study of optical angular momentum. Considering the optical fields as a superposition of conical waves, we discuss how the coherence properties of light play a key role in their formation. As an example, we show that Bessel beams can be created from temporally incoherent broadband light sources including a halogen bulb. By using a supercontinuum source we elucidate how the beam behaves as a function of bandwidth of the incident light field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6657-6666
Number of pages10
JournalOptics Express
Volume13
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Aug 22

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Fischer, P., Brown, C. T. A., Morris, J. E., López-Mariscal, C., Wright, E. M., Sibbett, W., & Dholakia, K. (2005). White light propagation invariant beams. Optics Express, 13(17), 6657-6666. https://doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.006657
Fischer, P. ; Brown, C. T.A. ; Morris, J. E. ; López-Mariscal, C. ; Wright, E. M. ; Sibbett, W. ; Dholakia, K. / White light propagation invariant beams. In: Optics Express. 2005 ; Vol. 13, No. 17. pp. 6657-6666.
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Fischer, P, Brown, CTA, Morris, JE, López-Mariscal, C, Wright, EM, Sibbett, W & Dholakia, K 2005, 'White light propagation invariant beams', Optics Express, vol. 13, no. 17, pp. 6657-6666. https://doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.006657

White light propagation invariant beams. / Fischer, P.; Brown, C. T.A.; Morris, J. E.; López-Mariscal, C.; Wright, E. M.; Sibbett, W.; Dholakia, K.

In: Optics Express, Vol. 13, No. 17, 22.08.2005, p. 6657-6666.

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Fischer P, Brown CTA, Morris JE, López-Mariscal C, Wright EM, Sibbett W et al. White light propagation invariant beams. Optics Express. 2005 Aug 22;13(17):6657-6666. https://doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.006657