We show how to enhance, reduce, and completely suppress the acceleration of Airy beams in graded-index media. By engineering the refractive-index gradient, active bending control of the Airy beams is realized, relevant to various environments.
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Z. Ye, S. Liu, C. Lou, P. Zhang, Y. Hu, D. Song, J. Zhao, and Z. Chen, "Control of self-accelerating Airy beams with optically-induced refractive-index gradient," in CLEO:2011 - Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper JTuI32.
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