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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 17 — Aug. 18, 2008
  • pp: 12866–12871

Observation of accelerating parabolic beams

Jeffrey A. Davis, Mark J. Mitry, Miguel A. Bandres, and Don M. Cottrell  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 17, pp. 12866-12871 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.012866


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Abstract

We report the first observation of accelerating parabolic beams. These accelerating parabolic beams are similar to the Airy beams because they exhibit the unusual ability to remain diffraction-free while having a quadratic transverse shift during propagation. The amplitude and phase masks required to generate these beams are encoded onto a single liquid crystal display. Experimental results agree well with theory.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(100.5090) Image processing : Phase-only filters
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 10, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 9, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 13, 2008
Published: August 8, 2008

Citation
Jeffrey A. Davis, Mark J. Mintry, Miguel A. Bandres, and Don M. Cottrell, "Observation of accelerating parabolic beams," Opt. Express 16, 12866-12871 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-17-12866


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