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Pseudonondiffracting slitlike beam and its analogy to the pseudonondispersing pulse

Rosen, Joseph and Salik, Boaz and Yariv, Amnon and Liu, Hua-Kuang (1995) Pseudonondiffracting slitlike beam and its analogy to the pseudonondispersing pulse. Optics Letters, 20 (5). pp. 423-425. ISSN 0146-9592. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:ROSol95a

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Abstract

A new nonspreading beam is proposed for the case in which diffraction occurs only in one transverse coordinate. The beam has the shape of a pulse in one dimension and is constant in the other (slitlike shape). The intensity of the pulse’s peak remains almost constant along a finite interval on the propagation axis. The proposed beam is analyzed and demonstrated experimentally. The analogy between this beam and the temporal pulse in a dispersive medium is discussed.


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Additional Information:© 1995 Optical Society of America Received September 27, 1994 This research was sponsored in part by the NASA Office of Advanced Concepts and Technology.
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