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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2013
  • pp: 1645–1647

Generation of Airy-like wave with one-dimensional waveguide array

Hongchang Deng and Libo Yuan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 10, pp. 1645-1647 (2013)

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We propose and demonstrate a approach for Airy-like wave generation using one-dimensional arrayed waveguides instead of a cubic phase plate and a Fourier lens. We show that this Airy-like wave with quasi-Airy amplitude and quasi-cubic phase from arrayed waveguides end has abilities to remain quasi-nondiffracting and freely accelerating during propagation. We also study wave propagation in these waveguides based on supermode theory and beam propagation method. The numerical results are in good agreement with theoretical prediction.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: February 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 6, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 6, 2013
Published: May 9, 2013

Hongchang Deng and Libo Yuan, "Generation of Airy-like wave with one-dimensional waveguide array," Opt. Lett. 38, 1645-1647 (2013)

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