A method of generating nondiffracting beams using multimode optical fibers is reported. When a large-core multimode fiber is spliced onto a piece of single-mode fiber, only linearly polarized (LP0,n) modes are excited inside the multimode fiber segment because of mode orthogonality and on-axis excitation. Since the excited L P0,n modes are actually Bessel fields with different transverse wave vectors truncated by the core of the multimode fiber, the beam exiting the multimode fiber facet can form a variety of readily controllable and nearly nondiffracting optical patterns resulting from interference of apertured Bessel fields.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)