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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 21 — Oct. 11, 2010
  • pp: 21938–21949

Propagation of Airy-related beams

M. I. Carvalho and M. Facão  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 21, pp. 21938-21949 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.021938


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Abstract

New types of finite energy Airy beams are proposed. We consider two different types of beams, namely, beams that are obtained as blocked and exponentially attenuated versions of Airy functions Ai and Bi, and beams of finite width but having the Airy functions typical phase. All of them show very interesting properties, such as parabolic trajectories for longer propagation distances, profile evolution exhibiting less diffraction, or better definiteness of the main peak, when compared with other finite energy Airy beams studied before.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 19, 2010
Published: September 30, 2010

Citation
M. I. Carvalho and M. Facão, "Propagation of Airy-related beams," Opt. Express 18, 21938-21949 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-21-21938


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