Observation of concentrating paraxial beams



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Aiello, Andrea and Paúr, Martin and Stoklasa, Bohumil and Hradil, Zdenek and Řeháček, Jaroslav and Sánchez Soto, Luis Lorenzo (2020) Observation of concentrating paraxial beams. OSA Continuum, 3 (9). pp. 2387-2394. ISSN 2578-7519

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1364/OSAC.400410


We report the first, to the best of our knowledge, observation of concentrating paraxial beams of light in a linear nondispersive medium. We have generated this intriguing class of light beams, recently predicted by one of us, in both one- and two-dimensional configurations. As we demonstrate in our experiments, these concentrating beams display unconventional features, such as the ability to strongly focus in the focal spot of a thin lens like a plane wave, while keeping their total energy finite.

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© 2020 Optical Society of America under the terms of the OSA Open Access Publishing Agreement.
European Union Horizon 2020 (732894); Grantová Agentura Ceské Republiky (18-04291S); Palacký University (GA_PrF_2020_004); Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (PGC2018-099183-B-I00).

Uncontrolled Keywords:Optics
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
ID Code:63037
Deposited On:12 Nov 2020 15:32
Last Modified:14 Jan 2022 12:25

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