We observe the propagation of 1-D Airy beams through an unbiased photorefractive crystal. For ordinary polarization, the beam diffracts, while for extraordinary polarization it experiences nonlinearity through charge diffusion and has its diffraction suppressed.
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(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation
J. Lee, S. Jia, J. W. Fleischer, and D. N. Christodoulides, "Airy Beam Propagation through Unbiased Photorefractive Media," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper ITuC7.