A novel (to our knowledge) kind of Airy-based pulse with an invariant propagation in lossy dispersive media is proposed. The basic principle is based on an optical energy trade-off between different parts of the pulse caused by the chromatic dispersion, which is used to compensate the attenuation losses of the propagation medium. Although the ideal concept of the proposed pulses implies infinite pulse energy, the numerical simulations show that practical finite energy pulses can be designed to obtain a partially invariant propagation over a finite distance of propagation.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 19, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 31, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 1, 2012
Published: November 29, 2012
Miguel A. Preciado and Kate Sugden, "Proposal and design of Airy-based rocket pulses for invariant propagation in lossy dispersive media," Opt. Lett. 37, 4970-4972 (2012)
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