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CLEO: Applications and Technology
San Jose, California United States
May 6-11, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-943-5
Symposium on Singular Light: Applications of Vortices, Orbital Angular Momentum, Bessel and Airy Beams III: Light with Singularities: Properties and Applications (JTu3K)

Accelerating and diffractionless beams in optical lattices

Konstantinos Makris, Ramy El-Ganainy, Xinyuan Qi, Zhigang Chen, and Demetrios N. Christodoulides  »View Author Affiliations


http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/CLEO_AT.2012.JTu3K.6


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Abstract

We show that only in a unique class of z-dependent lattices a true accelerating and diffractionless beam (different from Airy) can exist. Such beams are also possible under nonlinear conditions as exact traveling lattice solitons.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

Citation
K. Makris, R. El-Ganainy, X. Qi, Z. Chen, and D. N. Christodoulides, "Accelerating and diffractionless beams in optical lattices," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper JTu3K.6.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=CLEO_AT-2012-JTu3K.6


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