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ISSN: 1023-5086


ISSN: 1023-5086

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Opticheskii Zhurnal

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DOI: 10.17586/1023-5086-2020-87-06-09-17

Generation of high-quality non-diffracting beams using spatial filtering

For Russian citation (Opticheskii Zhurnal):

Zhang Ying, Ke Fan, Jianzhong Luo, Wei Yan. Генерация высококачественных недифрагирующих пучков с использованием пространственной фильтрации // Оптический журнал. 2020. Т. 87. № 6. С. 9–17.


Zhang Ying, Ke Fan, Jianzhong Luo, Wei Yan. Generation of high-quality non-diffracting beams using spatial filtering [in English] // Opticheskii Zhurnal. 2020. V. 87. № 6. P. 917.


For citation (Journal of Optical Technology):

Ying Zhang, Ke Fan, Jianzhong Lou, and Yan Wei, "Generation of high-quality non-diffracting beams using spatial filtering," Journal of Optical Technology . 87(6), 331-337 (2020)


Annular spatial filtering is a widely used technique for the generation of non-diffracting beams. Combined with a phase modulator, this setup can generate arbitrary non-diffracting beams with high power efficiency. Previously, researchers have mainly focused on the generation of a specific type of beam (Bessel, Weber). In this study, a method to obtain the optimal setup parameters for general non-diffracting beams was introduced. To achieve the balance of efficiency and beam quality, appropriate sampling numbers and annular ring size were determined. A simulation, derived from the Fourier optics model, was developed to estimate the optimal parameters. The selected ring width predicted by the simulation was then verified using experimental results. This investigation develops a strategy to improve the quality of various non-diffracting beams in more general applications.


non-diffracting beams, high-quality, spatial filtering

OCIS codes: 260.0260


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