Abstract

A new mathematical model called “controllable dark-hollow beams” is introduced to describe hollow beams. The central dark size of this beam can be controlled easily by the beam order N and parameter ϵ. An analytical formula is derived for the propagation of a controllable dark-hollow beam through a paraxial optical system, and some numerical calculations are carried out. Some important propagation characteristics of this beam, such as the beam propagation factor and the kurtosis parameter, are studied in detail, and their variation rules versus the beam order N and parameter ϵ are presented and plotted.

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J. Arlt, K. Dholakia, “Generation of high-order Bessel beams by use of an axicon,” Opt. Commun. 177, 297–301 (2000).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1993 (1)

1992 (1)

H. Weber, “Propagation of higher-order intensity moments in quadratic-index media,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 24, 1027–1049 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1991 (1)

1987 (1)

V. I. Balykin, V. S. Letokhov, “The possibility of deep laser focusing of an atomic beam into the A-region,” Opt. Commun. 64, 151–156 (1987).
[CrossRef]

1970 (1)

Arlt, J.

J. Arlt, K. Dholakia, “Generation of high-order Bessel beams by use of an axicon,” Opt. Commun. 177, 297–301 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Atewart, B. W.

H. S. Lee, B. W. Atewart, K. Choi, H. Fenichel, “Holographic nondiverging hollow beam,” Phys. Rev. A 49, 4922–4927 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Balykin, V. I.

V. I. Balykin, V. S. Letokhov, “The possibility of deep laser focusing of an atomic beam into the A-region,” Opt. Commun. 64, 151–156 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Bock, R. D.

R. D. Bock, Multivariate Statistical Method in Behavioral Research (McGraw-Hill, 1975).

Cacciapuoti, L.

M. de Angelis, L. Cacciapuoti, G. Pierattini, G. M. Tino, “Axially symmetric hollow beams using refractive conical lenses,” Opt. Lasers Eng. 39, 283–291 (2003)
[CrossRef]

Cai, Y.

Chang, J. J.

Choi, K.

H. S. Lee, B. W. Atewart, K. Choi, H. Fenichel, “Holographic nondiverging hollow beam,” Phys. Rev. A 49, 4922–4927 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Collins, S. A.

de Angelis, M.

M. de Angelis, L. Cacciapuoti, G. Pierattini, G. M. Tino, “Axially symmetric hollow beams using refractive conical lenses,” Opt. Lasers Eng. 39, 283–291 (2003)
[CrossRef]

Dholakia, K.

J. Arlt, K. Dholakia, “Generation of high-order Bessel beams by use of an axicon,” Opt. Commun. 177, 297–301 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Erdelyi, A.

A. Erdelyi, W. Magnus, F. Oberhettinger, Tables of Integral Transforms (McGraw-Hill, 1954).

Fenichel, H.

H. S. Lee, B. W. Atewart, K. Choi, H. Fenichel, “Holographic nondiverging hollow beam,” Phys. Rev. A 49, 4922–4927 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Grimm, R.

I. Manek, Y. B. Ovchinnikov, R. Grimm, “Generation of a hollow laser beam for atom trapping using an axion,” Opt. Commun. 147, 67–70 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Yu. B. Ovchinnikov, I. Manek, R. Grimm, “Surface trap for Cs atoms based on evanescent-wave cooling,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 2225–2228 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Soding, R. Grimm, Yu. B. Ovchinnikov, “Gravitational laser trap for atoms with evanescent-wave cooling,” Opt. Commun. 119, 652–662 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Herman, R. M.

Hill, W. T.

Hirano, T.

T. Kuga, Y. Torii, N. Shiokawa, T. Hirano, Y. Shimizu, H. Sasada, “Novel optical trap of atoms with a doughnut beam,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 4713–4716 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Jhe, W.

Kuga, T.

T. Kuga, Y. Torii, N. Shiokawa, T. Hirano, Y. Shimizu, H. Sasada, “Novel optical trap of atoms with a doughnut beam,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 4713–4716 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Lee, H. S.

H. S. Lee, B. W. Atewart, K. Choi, H. Fenichel, “Holographic nondiverging hollow beam,” Phys. Rev. A 49, 4922–4927 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Letokhov, V. S.

V. I. Balykin, V. S. Letokhov, “The possibility of deep laser focusing of an atomic beam into the A-region,” Opt. Commun. 64, 151–156 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Lin, Q.

Littman, M. G.

Lu, X.

Magnus, W.

A. Erdelyi, W. Magnus, F. Oberhettinger, Tables of Integral Transforms (McGraw-Hill, 1954).

Manek, I.

I. Manek, Y. B. Ovchinnikov, R. Grimm, “Generation of a hollow laser beam for atom trapping using an axion,” Opt. Commun. 147, 67–70 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Yu. B. Ovchinnikov, I. Manek, R. Grimm, “Surface trap for Cs atoms based on evanescent-wave cooling,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 2225–2228 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Marksteiner, S.

S. Marksteiner, C. M. Savage, P. Zoller, S. Rolston, “Coherent atomic waveguides from hollow optical fibers: quantized atomic motion,” Phys. Rev. A 50, 2680–2690 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Martinez-Herrero, R.

R. Martinez-Herrero, G. Piquero, P. M. Mejias, “On the propagation of the kurtosis parameter of general beams,” Opt. Commun. 115, 225–232 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Mejias, P. M.

R. Martinez-Herrero, G. Piquero, P. M. Mejias, “On the propagation of the kurtosis parameter of general beams,” Opt. Commun. 115, 225–232 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Milam, D.

Oberhettinger, F.

A. Erdelyi, W. Magnus, F. Oberhettinger, Tables of Integral Transforms (McGraw-Hill, 1954).

Ovchinnikov, Y. B.

I. Manek, Y. B. Ovchinnikov, R. Grimm, “Generation of a hollow laser beam for atom trapping using an axion,” Opt. Commun. 147, 67–70 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Ovchinnikov, Yu. B.

Yu. B. Ovchinnikov, I. Manek, R. Grimm, “Surface trap for Cs atoms based on evanescent-wave cooling,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 2225–2228 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Soding, R. Grimm, Yu. B. Ovchinnikov, “Gravitational laser trap for atoms with evanescent-wave cooling,” Opt. Commun. 119, 652–662 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Paterson, C.

C. Paterson, R. Smith, “Higher-order Bessel waves produced by axicon-type computer-generated holograms,” Opt. Commun. 124, 121–130 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Pierattini, G.

M. de Angelis, L. Cacciapuoti, G. Pierattini, G. M. Tino, “Axially symmetric hollow beams using refractive conical lenses,” Opt. Lasers Eng. 39, 283–291 (2003)
[CrossRef]

Piquero, G.

R. Martinez-Herrero, G. Piquero, P. M. Mejias, “On the propagation of the kurtosis parameter of general beams,” Opt. Commun. 115, 225–232 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Rolston, S.

S. Marksteiner, C. M. Savage, P. Zoller, S. Rolston, “Coherent atomic waveguides from hollow optical fibers: quantized atomic motion,” Phys. Rev. A 50, 2680–2690 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sasada, H.

T. Kuga, Y. Torii, N. Shiokawa, T. Hirano, Y. Shimizu, H. Sasada, “Novel optical trap of atoms with a doughnut beam,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 4713–4716 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Savage, C. M.

S. Marksteiner, C. M. Savage, P. Zoller, S. Rolston, “Coherent atomic waveguides from hollow optical fibers: quantized atomic motion,” Phys. Rev. A 50, 2680–2690 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Shimizu, Y.

T. Kuga, Y. Torii, N. Shiokawa, T. Hirano, Y. Shimizu, H. Sasada, “Novel optical trap of atoms with a doughnut beam,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 4713–4716 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Shiokawa, N.

T. Kuga, Y. Torii, N. Shiokawa, T. Hirano, Y. Shimizu, H. Sasada, “Novel optical trap of atoms with a doughnut beam,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 4713–4716 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Siegman, A. E.

A. E. Siegman, “New developments in laser resonators,” in Optical Resonators, D. A. Holmes, ed., Proc. SPIE1224, 2–14 (1990).

A. E. Siegman, “How to (maybe) measure laser beam quality,” in DPSS Lasers: Application and Issues, M. W. Dowley, ed., Vol. 17 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 184–199.

Smith, R.

C. Paterson, R. Smith, “Higher-order Bessel waves produced by axicon-type computer-generated holograms,” Opt. Commun. 124, 121–130 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Soding, J.

J. Soding, R. Grimm, Yu. B. Ovchinnikov, “Gravitational laser trap for atoms with evanescent-wave cooling,” Opt. Commun. 119, 652–662 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Song, Y.

Tino, G. M.

M. de Angelis, L. Cacciapuoti, G. Pierattini, G. M. Tino, “Axially symmetric hollow beams using refractive conical lenses,” Opt. Lasers Eng. 39, 283–291 (2003)
[CrossRef]

Torii, Y.

T. Kuga, Y. Torii, N. Shiokawa, T. Hirano, Y. Shimizu, H. Sasada, “Novel optical trap of atoms with a doughnut beam,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 4713–4716 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Wang, W.

Wang, X.

Wang, Y.

Weber, H.

H. Weber, “Propagation of higher-order intensity moments in quadratic-index media,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 24, 1027–1049 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Wiggins, T. A.

Xu, X.

Yin, J.

Zhu, Y.

Zoller, P.

S. Marksteiner, C. M. Savage, P. Zoller, S. Rolston, “Coherent atomic waveguides from hollow optical fibers: quantized atomic motion,” Phys. Rev. A 50, 2680–2690 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Appl. Opt. (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Opt. Commun. (6)

R. Martinez-Herrero, G. Piquero, P. M. Mejias, “On the propagation of the kurtosis parameter of general beams,” Opt. Commun. 115, 225–232 (1995).
[CrossRef]

V. I. Balykin, V. S. Letokhov, “The possibility of deep laser focusing of an atomic beam into the A-region,” Opt. Commun. 64, 151–156 (1987).
[CrossRef]

J. Soding, R. Grimm, Yu. B. Ovchinnikov, “Gravitational laser trap for atoms with evanescent-wave cooling,” Opt. Commun. 119, 652–662 (1995).
[CrossRef]

C. Paterson, R. Smith, “Higher-order Bessel waves produced by axicon-type computer-generated holograms,” Opt. Commun. 124, 121–130 (1996).
[CrossRef]

J. Arlt, K. Dholakia, “Generation of high-order Bessel beams by use of an axicon,” Opt. Commun. 177, 297–301 (2000).
[CrossRef]

I. Manek, Y. B. Ovchinnikov, R. Grimm, “Generation of a hollow laser beam for atom trapping using an axion,” Opt. Commun. 147, 67–70 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lasers Eng. (1)

M. de Angelis, L. Cacciapuoti, G. Pierattini, G. M. Tino, “Axially symmetric hollow beams using refractive conical lenses,” Opt. Lasers Eng. 39, 283–291 (2003)
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Opt. Quantum Electron. (1)

H. Weber, “Propagation of higher-order intensity moments in quadratic-index media,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 24, 1027–1049 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. A (2)

H. S. Lee, B. W. Atewart, K. Choi, H. Fenichel, “Holographic nondiverging hollow beam,” Phys. Rev. A 49, 4922–4927 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Marksteiner, C. M. Savage, P. Zoller, S. Rolston, “Coherent atomic waveguides from hollow optical fibers: quantized atomic motion,” Phys. Rev. A 50, 2680–2690 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

T. Kuga, Y. Torii, N. Shiokawa, T. Hirano, Y. Shimizu, H. Sasada, “Novel optical trap of atoms with a doughnut beam,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 4713–4716 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Yu. B. Ovchinnikov, I. Manek, R. Grimm, “Surface trap for Cs atoms based on evanescent-wave cooling,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 2225–2228 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Other (4)

A. Erdelyi, W. Magnus, F. Oberhettinger, Tables of Integral Transforms (McGraw-Hill, 1954).

A. E. Siegman, “New developments in laser resonators,” in Optical Resonators, D. A. Holmes, ed., Proc. SPIE1224, 2–14 (1990).

A. E. Siegman, “How to (maybe) measure laser beam quality,” in DPSS Lasers: Application and Issues, M. W. Dowley, ed., Vol. 17 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), pp. 184–199.

R. D. Bock, Multivariate Statistical Method in Behavioral Research (McGraw-Hill, 1975).

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