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Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 1-6, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-910-7
Novel Phenomena in Optics (QMA)

Accelerating Light Beams Along Arbitrary Trajectories

Elad Greenfield, Mordechai Segev, and Oren Raz  »View Author Affiliations


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We demonstrate theoretically and experimentally non-broadening beams that propagate along any arbitrarily-chosen convex trajectory in space, present a general method to construct them, and explore their universal properties using catastrophe theory.

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OCIS Codes
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(070.7345) Fourier optics and signal processing : Wave propagation

E. Greenfield, M. Segev, and O. Raz, "Accelerating Light Beams Along Arbitrary Trajectories," in CLEO:2011 - Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper QMA2.

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