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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 28 — Dec. 31, 2012
  • pp: 29276–29283

Generation of optical accelerating regular triple-cusp beams and their topological structures

Zhijun Ren, Liangwei Dong, Chaofu Ying, and Changjiang Fan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 28, pp. 29276-29283 (2012)

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By using the diffractive optical elements written onto a spatial light modulator, we experimentally obtain optical regular triple-cusp beams. Their propagation characteristics and topological structures are subsequently investigated. The experimental results demonstrate that each cusp of an optical regular triple-cusp beam, similar to the main lobe of an Airy beam, propagates along curved paths in free space, hence tends to adopt the “transverse acceleration” property. Moreover, we experimentally prove that optical regular triple-cusp beams can resist local distorted deformation. Such beams can thus be applied in adverse optical environments, such as a probe for the exploration of microscopic world and as an energy source for research on high-field laser–matter interactions.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation
(070.3185) Fourier optics and signal processing : Invariant optical fields

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Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: November 1, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 28, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 29, 2012
Published: December 17, 2012

Zhijun Ren, Liangwei Dong, Chaofu Ying, and Changjiang Fan, "Generation of optical accelerating regular triple-cusp beams and their topological structures," Opt. Express 20, 29276-29283 (2012)

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