OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2218–2220

Arbitrary nonparaxial accelerating periodic beams and spherical shaping of light

A. Mathis, F. Courvoisier, R. Giust, L. Furfaro, M. Jacquot, L. Froehly, and J. M. Dudley  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 13, pp. 2218-2220 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.002218


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (546 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We report the observation of arbitrary accelerating beams (ABs) designed using a nonparaxial description of optical caustics. We use a spatial light modulator-based setup and techniques of Fourier optics to generate circular and Weber beams subtending over 95 deg of arc. Applying a complementary binary mask also allows the generation of periodic ABs taking the forms of snake-like trajectories, and the application of a rotation to the caustic allows the first experimental synthesis of optical ABs upon the surface of a sphere in three dimensions.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation
(350.7420) Other areas of optics : Waves
(070.3185) Fourier optics and signal processing : Invariant optical fields
(070.7345) Fourier optics and signal processing : Wave propagation
(070.6120) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial light modulators

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Signal Processing

History
Original Manuscript: April 11, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 24, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 24, 2013
Published: June 21, 2013

Citation
A. Mathis, F. Courvoisier, R. Giust, L. Furfaro, M. Jacquot, L. Froehly, and J. M. Dudley, "Arbitrary nonparaxial accelerating periodic beams and spherical shaping of light," Opt. Lett. 38, 2218-2220 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-13-2218


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. G. A. Siviloglou, J. Broky, A. Dogariu, and D. N. Christodoulides, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 213901 (2007). [CrossRef]
  2. I. Kaminer, R. Bekenstein, J. Nemirovsky, and M. Segev, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 163901 (2012). [CrossRef]
  3. P. Zhang, Y. Hu, T. Li, D. Cannan, X. Yin, R. Morandotti, Z. Chen, and X. Zhang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 193901 (2012). [CrossRef]
  4. M. A. Bandres and B. M. Rodriguez-Lara, New J. Phys. 15, 013054 (2013). [CrossRef]
  5. P. Aleahmad, M. A. Miri, M. S. Mills, I. Kaminer, M. Segev, and D. N. Christodoulides, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 203902 (2012). [CrossRef]
  6. L. Froehly, F. Courvoisier, A. Mathis, M. Jacquot, L. Furfaro, R. Giust, P. A. Lacourt, and J. M. Dudley, Opt. Express 19, 16455 (2011). [CrossRef]
  7. E. Greenfield, M. Segev, W. Walasik, and O. Raz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 213902 (2011). [CrossRef]
  8. D. Chremmos, Z. Chen, D. N. Christodoulides, and N. K. Efremidis, Phys. Rev. A 85, 023828 (2012). [CrossRef]
  9. F. Courvoisier, A. Mathis, L. Froehly, R. Giust, L. Furfaro, P. A. Lacourt, M. Jacquot, and J. M. Dudley, Opt. Lett. 37, 1736 (2012). [CrossRef]
  10. P. Zhang, Y. Hu, D. Cannan, A. Salandrino, T. Li, R. Morandotti, X. Zhang, and Z. Chen, Opt. Lett. 37, 002820 (2012). [CrossRef]
  11. M. A. Alonso and M. A. Bandres, Opt. Lett. 37, 5175 (2012). [CrossRef]
  12. M. Leutenegger, R. Rao, R. A. Leitgeb, and T. Lasser, Opt. Express 14, 011277 (2006). [CrossRef]
  13. E. Greenfield, I. Kaminer, and M. Segev, in Frontiers in Optics 2012/Laser Science XXVIII, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper FW1A.2.
  14. J. A. Davis, D. M. Cottrell, J. Campos, M. J. Yzuel, and I. Moreno, Appl. Opt. 38, 5004 (1999). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1. Fig. 2. Fig. 3.
 
Fig. 4.
 

Supplementary Material


» Media 1: AVI (1257 KB)     

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited