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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 4 — Dec. 25, 2011
  • pp: 403–406

Beam Splitting by the Use of Waveguide Airy Beams

Kyoung-Youm Kim and Sae-Hwa Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 15, Issue 4, pp. 403-406 (2011)

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Here we report Airy beams coupled with waveguide modes. These waveguide Airy (WAiry) beams propagate through layered planar structures inheriting the characteristics of waveguide modes as well as those of Airy beams, such as diffraction-free and accelerating features. In particular, we focus on the WAiry beams associated with backward waveguide modes, showing that the backward feature can alter the trajectories of the WAiry beams significantly. Based on this, we propose a new scheme of waveguide-type polarization/power beam splitters.

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OCIS Codes
(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters
(230.7400) Optical devices : Waveguides, slab
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

Original Manuscript: August 9, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 23, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 24, 2011
Published: December 25, 2011

Kyoung-Youm Kim and Sae-Hwa Kim, "Beam Splitting by the Use of Waveguide Airy Beams," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 15, 403-406 (2011)

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