We report the first observation of self-reconstructing Airy optical beams. It is demonstrated that these accelerating Airy beams can re-form along propagation. The robustness of their intensity features in adverse environments will be discussed.
© 2008 The Optical Society
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation
G. A. Siviloglou, J. Broky, A. Dogariu, and D. N. Christodoulides, "Self-Healing of Optical Airy Beams," in Frontiers in Optics 2008/Laser Science XXIV/Plasmonics and Metamaterials/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper FThU6.
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