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Attenuation-free non-diffracting Bessel beams

Abstract : We report on a versatile method to compensate the linear attenuation in a medium, independently of its microscopic origin. The method exploits diffraction-limited Bessel beams and tailored on-axis intensity profiles, which are generated using a phase-only spatial light modulator. This technique for compensating one of the most fundamental limiting processes in linear optics is shown to be efficient for a wide range of experimental conditions (modifying the refractive index and the attenuation coefficient). Finally, we explain how this method can be advantageously exploited in applications ranging from bio-imaging light sheet microscopy to quantum memories for future quantum communication networks.
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Quentin Fontaine, Huiqin Hu, Simon Pigeon, Tom Bienaimé, E Wu, et al.. Attenuation-free non-diffracting Bessel beams. Optics Express, Optical Society of America - OSA Publishing, 2019, 27 (21), pp.30067. ⟨10.1364/OE.27.030067⟩. ⟨hal-02344866⟩

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