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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2010
  • pp: 4075–4077

Propagation dynamics of an optical vortex imposed on an Airy beam

H. T. Dai, Y. J. Liu, D. Luo, and X. W. Sun  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 23, pp. 4075-4077 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.004075


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Abstract

In this Letter, we demonstrate the general propagation dynamics of an Airy beam (AiB) carrying unit phase singularity, i.e., optical vortices (OVs). For the OV with a unit charge, theoretical analysis indicates that the OV carried by the AiB will propagate along the parabolic trajectory with an acceleration velocity twice as fast as conventional AiBs before a critical position. Thereafter, the AiB main lobe destroyed by OV will be reconstructed and the phase singularity will reappear in the middle of the AiB profile.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 9, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 7, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 8, 2010
Published: November 30, 2010

Citation
H. T. Dai, Y. J. Liu, D. Luo, and X. W. Sun, "Propagation dynamics of an optical vortex imposed on an Airy beam," Opt. Lett. 35, 4075-4077 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-23-4075


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