Title

Discrete-like diffraction dynamics in free space

Authors

Authors

A. Perez-Leija; F. Soto-Eguibar; S. Chavez-Cerda; A. Szameit; H. Moya-Cessa;D. N. Christodoulides

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

GENERALIZED BESSEL-FUNCTIONS; PHOTONIC LATTICES; Optics

Abstract

We introduce a new class of paraxial optical beams exhibiting discrete-like diffraction patterns reminiscent to those observed in periodic evanescently coupled waveguide lattices. It is demonstrated that such paraxial beams are analytically described in terms of generalized Bessel functions. Such effects are elucidated via pertinent examples. (C) 2013 Optical Society of America

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

21

Issue/Number

15

Publication Date

1-1-2013

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

17951

Last Page

17960

WOS Identifier

WOS:000322366300056

ISSN

1094-4087

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