We investigate the acceleration dynamics of quasi-diffraction-free Airy beams in both one- and two-dimensional configurations. We show that this class of finite energy waves can retain their intensity features over several diffraction lengths. The possibility of other physical realizations involving spatiotemporal Airy wave packets is also considered.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 21, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 19, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 20, 2007
Published: March 19, 2007
Georgios A. Siviloglou and Demetrios N. Christodoulides, "Accelerating finite energy Airy beams," Opt. Lett. 32, 979-981 (2007)