We propose and numerically analyze the transverse acceleration control for the Airy-like beams from incomplete Airy waveguide and Airy waveguide by rainbow effect. We show that the Airy-like beams have an obvious change in transverse acceleration with a slight variation (10 nm) in incident wavelength. The rainbow phenomenon is introduced to study the Airy-like beam propagation with a different wavelength. The equivalent initial launch angle is also considered to explain transverse acceleration of the Airy-like beams.
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Original Manuscript: November 20, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 10, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 11, 2014
Published: February 14, 2014
Hongchang Deng and Libo Yuan, "Airy-like beam transverse acceleration control by rainbow effect," Opt. Lett. 39, 1089-1092 (2014)