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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 2012
  • pp: 6726–6731

Arbitrary scanning of the Airy beams using additional phase grating with cubic phase mask

Xiao-Zhang Wang, Qi Li, and Qi Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 28, pp. 6726-6731 (2012)

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To controllably deflect the Airy beam in a wide range dynamic, the method of combining the classical Airy cubic phase with a diffraction blazed grating phase was adopted in this paper. By dynamically adjusting the grating parameters, the transverse self-accelerating Airy beam allows arbitrary deflection, and the deflected position can be controlled precisely. The mathematical model of the Airy beam optical field distributions generated by the combined phase patterns were proposed to explain the feasibility. Its correctness was ultimately demonstrated by the experimental results. It is significant to use this method for the Airy beam deflection control in high-precision closed-loop aiming systems.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: July 11, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 28, 2012
Published: September 25, 2012

Xiao-Zhang Wang, Qi Li, and Qi Wang, "Arbitrary scanning of the Airy beams using additional phase grating with cubic phase mask," Appl. Opt. 51, 6726-6731 (2012)

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