Abstract

We report, what is to our knowledge, the first experimental realization of partially coherent bottle beams. It is shown that partially coherent bottle beams can be achieved by the focusing of partially coherent light with an axicon-lens system. The influence of the spatial coherence of the incident partially coherent light and other parameters, such as the radius of the limiting aperture of the axicon and the distance between the axicon and the lens, on the size of the bottle beams is investigated. We find that the longer the spatial coherence length, the larger the size of the resultant bottle beams. This dependence of the size of the bottle beams on the spatial coherence of the incident light provides a facile approach for generating adjustable partially coherent bottle beams. This kind of partially coherent bottle beam may have applications in atom optics, such as in atom trapping and atom guiding, etc.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

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