We demonstrate the projectile motion of two-dimensional truncated Airy beams in a general ballistic trajectory with controllable range and height. We show that the peak beam intensity can be delivered to any desired location along the trajectory as well as repositioned to a given target after displacement due to propagation through disordered or turbulent media.
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Diffraction and Gratings
Original Manuscript: April 15, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 7, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 8, 2010
Published: June 29, 2010
Yi Hu, Peng Zhang, Cibo Lou, Simon Huang, Jingjun Xu, and Zhigang Chen, "Optimal control of the ballistic motion of Airy beams," Opt. Lett. 35, 2260-2262 (2010)