Applied Physics B

, Volume 48, Issue 2, pp 125–129

Generation of nearly diffraction-free laser beams

  • K. Uehara
  • H. Kikuchi
Contributed Papers

Abstract

Laser beams which behave like the so-called diffraction-free beams have been generated by an argon ion laser with a new type of cavity. They have almost the same intensity distributions and propagation characteristics as those predicted for the Bessel-Gauss beams which were introduced recently. Beams corresponding not only to the lowestorder but also to higher-order Bessel-Gauss beams have been obtained.

PACS

42.60.He 42.60.Da 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Uehara
    • 1
  • H. Kikuchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and TechnologyKeio UniversityYokohamaJapan
  2. 2.NTT Electrical Communication LaboratoriesYokosukaJapan

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