Abstract

We predict that Bessel-like beams of arbitrary integer order can exhibit a tunable self-similar behavior (that take an invariant form under suitable stretching transformations). Specifically, by engineering the amplitude and the phase on the input plane in real space, we show that it is possible to generate higher-order vortex Bessel-like beams with fully controllable radius of the hollow core and maximum intensity during propagation. In addition, using a similar approach, we show that it is also possible to generate zeroth-order Bessel-like beams with controllable beam width and maximum intensity. Our numerical results are in excellent agreement with our theoretical predictions.

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