Abstract

Explicit solutions of the inhomogeneous paraxial wave equation in a linear and quadratic approximation are applied to wave fields with invariant features, such as oscillating laser beams in a parabolic waveguide and spiral light beams in varying media. A similar effect of superfocusing of particle beams in a thin monocrystal film, harmonic oscillations of cold trapped atoms, and motion in magnetic field are also mentioned.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2763-2766
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Volume38
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2013

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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