Abbreviated Journal Title
GENERALIZED BESSEL-FUNCTIONS; PHOTONIC LATTICES; Optics
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.
Perez-Leija, Armando; Soto-Eguibar, Francisco; Chavez-Cerda, Sabino; Szameit, Alexander; Moya-Cessa, Hector; and Christodoulides, Demetrios N., "Discrete-like diffraction dynamics in free space" (2013). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 4532.