Evolution of a conically diffracted Gaussian beam in free space

Stephen D. Grant, A. Abdolvand

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    Abstract

    A beam of light propagating along the optic axis of a biaxial crystal will be transformed to a cone of light and emerge from the crystal as a hollow cylinder as predicted by W. R. Hamilton in 1832 and experimentally observed shortly thereafter by H. Lloyd. Recent renewed interest in the phenomenon has led to the development of a more complete theory, many aspects of which have yet to be experimentally observed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 12 May 2013
    Event2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & International Quantum Electronics Conference - ICM Congress Centre, Munich, Germany
    Duration: 12 May 201316 May 2013

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    Conference2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & International Quantum Electronics Conference
    Abbreviated titleCLEO/Europe - IQEC 2013
    CountryGermany
    CityMunich
    Period12/05/1316/05/13

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    Grant, S. D., & Abdolvand, A. (2013). Evolution of a conically diffracted Gaussian beam in free space. Poster session presented at 2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & International Quantum Electronics Conference, Munich, Germany.