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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 7 — Apr. 8, 2013
  • pp: 8311–8319

Selective reflection of Airy beam at an interface between dielectric and homogeneous atomic medium

Yuan-yuan Li, Li Li, Yi-Xin Lu, Xiao-xia Zhao, Ke-wei Xu, Yi-qi Zhang, and Yan-peng Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 7, pp. 8311-8319 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.008311


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Abstract

We examine selective reflection (SR) spectrum of an Airy beam at an interface between a dielectric and a homogeneous atomic medium. It is shown that both the general reflection (GR) and the SR of Airy beams exhibit accelerating dynamics with a parabolic trajectory, however, the accelerating rate for the SR is slightly greater than that for the GR. Due to interaction of atoms and the Airy beams at the interface between dielectric and resonant atoms, the SR beams can create far-field interference patterns. We also show that the amplitude of the SR can be dramatically modified by the detuning of the incident fields, the reduced x-coordinate and the distance from the interface. The SR at the resonant medium interface of Airy beams can probably be a powerful tool in the use of optical power delivering, resonant particle manipulation and spatial spectrum detection of a resonant medium at an interface.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(140.3295) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam characterization

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 14, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 19, 2013
Published: March 28, 2013

Citation
Yuan-yuan Li, Li Li, Yi-Xin Lu, Xiao-xia Zhao, Ke-wei Xu, Yi-qi Zhang, and Yan-peng Zhang, "Selective reflection of Airy beam at an interface between dielectric and homogeneous atomic medium," Opt. Express 21, 8311-8319 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-7-8311


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