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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2014
  • pp: 4950–4953

Generation of attenuation-compensating Airy beams

Miguel A. Preciado, Kishan Dholakia, and Michael Mazilu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 16, pp. 4950-4953 (2014)

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We present an attenuation-corrected “nondiffracting” Airy beam. The correction factor can be adjusted to deliver a beam that exhibits an adjustable exponential intensity increase or decrease over a finite distance. A digital micromirror device that shapes both amplitude and phase is used to experimentally verify the propagation of these beams through air and partially absorbing media.

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OCIS Codes
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(070.3185) Fourier optics and signal processing : Invariant optical fields
(070.7345) Fourier optics and signal processing : Wave propagation

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Signal Processing

Original Manuscript: May 21, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 18, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 19, 2014
Published: August 15, 2014

Miguel A. Preciado, Kishan Dholakia, and Michael Mazilu, "Generation of attenuation-compensating Airy beams," Opt. Lett. 39, 4950-4953 (2014)

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