Method to generate complex quasinondiffracting optical lattices
Rights accessOpen Access
All rights reserved. This work is protected by the corresponding intellectual and industrial property rights. Without prejudice to any existing legal exemptions, reproduction, distribution, public communication or transformation of this work are prohibited without permission of the copyright holder
We put forward a powerful technique that allows generating quasi-non-diffracting light beams with a variety of complex transverse shapes and topologies. We show that, e.g., spi-raling patterns, patterns featuring curved or bent bright stripes, or patterns featuring arbi-trary combinations of harmonic, Bessel, Mathieu and parabolic beams occupying different domains in the transverse plane can be produced. The quasi-non-diffracting patterns open up a wealth of opportunities for the manipulation of matter and optical waves, colloidal and living particles, with applications in biophysics, and quantum, nonlinear and atom optics.
CitationLópez, S. [et al.]. Method to generate complex quasinondiffracting optical lattices. "Physical review letters", 02 Juliol 2010, vol. 105, p. 013902.