, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 299-300

Are Bessel Beams Supportable in Graded-Index Media?

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We disprove the existence of a family of Bessel beams [J. Durnin, J.J. Miceli, Jr. and J.H. Eberly: Phys. Rev. Lett. 58 (1987) 1499] for any realistic graded-index media.