An experiment to study a "nondiffracting" light beam

CA McQueen, J Arlt, Kishan Dholakia

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We present a simple experiment by which a student can generate and study a zeroth-order Bessel beam. Such beams are often termed nondiffracting (propagation invariant) as they have a central maximum that can propagate for extended distances without experiencing appreciable spreading. (C) 1999 American Association of Physics Teachers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)912-915
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Physics
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1999


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