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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 17 — Aug. 13, 2012
  • pp: 18579–18584

Propagation dynamics of abruptly autofocusing Airy beams with optical vortices

Yunfeng Jiang, Kaikai Huang, and Xuanhui Lu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 17, pp. 18579-18584 (2012)

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We investigated the propagation dynamics of the Circular Airy Beams (CAB) with optical vortices (OVs) by numerical calculation. Comparing to the common CAB, the maximum intensity of CAB with vortices can be increased greatly at the focal plane and its focal intensity profile is doughnut-shaped when an on-axis vortex is imposed. The case for an off-axis OV and multiple OVs have been investigated as well. We demonstrate that two opposite OVs will annihilate exactly at the focal plane, with the focal intensity is highly increased.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: June 11, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 25, 2012
Published: July 30, 2012

Yunfeng Jiang, Kaikai Huang, and Xuanhui Lu, "Propagation dynamics of abruptly autofocusing Airy beams with optical vortices," Opt. Express 20, 18579-18584 (2012)

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