We correct the omission in the calculation of the Wigner distribution function (WDF) of an Airy beam in [ J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 28, 1307 (2011)]. The result of the WDF of a propagating Airy beam is identical to what was derived in terms of the WDF propagation law by Besieris and Shaarawi.
© 2011 Optical Society of America
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation
(080.5084) Geometric optics : Phase space methods of analysis
Original Manuscript: June 27, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 22, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 23, 2011
Published: August 15, 2011
Rui-pin Chen, Hong-Ping Zheng, and Chao-Qing Dai, "Wigner distribution function of an Airy beam: reply to comment," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 28, 1829-1829 (2011)
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