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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 21 — Oct. 8, 2012
  • pp: 23553–23558

Considerations on the electromagnetic flow in Airy beams based on the Gouy phase

Carlos J. Zapata-Rodríguez, David Pastor, and Juan J. Miret  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 21, pp. 23553-23558 (2012)

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We reexamine the Gouy phase in ballistic Airy beams (AiBs). A physical interpretation of our analysis is derived in terms of the local phase velocity and the Poynting vector streamlines. Recent experiments employing AiBs are consistent with our results. We provide an approach which potentially applies to any finite-energy paraxial wave field that lacks a beam axis.

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OCIS Codes
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase
(070.7345) Fourier optics and signal processing : Wave propagation

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: July 10, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 6, 2012
Published: September 28, 2012

Carlos J. Zapata-Rodríguez, David Pastor, and Juan J. Miret, "Considerations on the electromagnetic flow in Airy beams based on the Gouy phase," Opt. Express 20, 23553-23558 (2012)

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