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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 16 — Aug. 12, 2013
  • pp: 18797–18804

Generation of finite power Airy beams via initial field modulation

Dawoon Choi, Kyookeun Lee, Keehoon Hong, Il-Min Lee, Kyoung-Youm Kim, and Byoungho Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 16, pp. 18797-18804 (2013)

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We investigate the finite power Airy beams generated by finite extent input beams such as a Gaussian beam, a uniform beam of finite extent, and an inverse Gaussian beam. Each has different propagation behavior: A finite Airy beam generated by a uniform input beam keeps its Airy profile much longer than the conventional finite Airy beam. Also, an inverse Gaussian beam generates a finite Airy beam with a good bent focusing in free space. In this paper, the analysis and experimental results of finite Airy beams are presented.

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OCIS Codes
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: June 3, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 26, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 27, 2013
Published: July 31, 2013

Dawoon Choi, Kyookeun Lee, Keehoon Hong, Il-Min Lee, Kyoung-Youm Kim, and Byoungho Lee, "Generation of finite power Airy beams via initial field modulation," Opt. Express 21, 18797-18804 (2013)

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