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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: 2129–2132

Accelerating diffraction-free beams in photonic lattices

K. G. Makris, I. Kaminer, R. El-Ganainy, N. K. Efremidis, Zhigang Chen, M. Segev, and D. N. Christodoulides  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 7, pp. 2129-2132 (2014)

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We study nondiffracting accelerating paraxial optical beams in periodic potentials, in both the linear and the nonlinear domains. In particular, we show that only a unique class of z-dependent lattices can support a true accelerating diffractionless beam. Accelerating lattice solitons, autofocusing beams and accelerating bullets in optical lattices are systematically examined.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 1, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 6, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 19, 2013
Published: March 31, 2014

K. G. Makris, I. Kaminer, R. El-Ganainy, N. K. Efremidis, Zhigang Chen, M. Segev, and D. N. Christodoulides, "Accelerating diffraction-free beams in photonic lattices," Opt. Lett. 39, 2129-2132 (2014)

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