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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 10 — Sep. 22, 2008

Self-healing properties of optical Airy beams

John Broky, Georgios A. Siviloglou, Aristide Dogariu, and Demetrios N. Christodoulides  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 17, pp. 12880-12891 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.012880


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Abstract

We investigate both theoretically and experimentally the self-healing properties of accelerating Airy beams. We show that this class of waves tends to reform during propagation in spite of the severity of the imposed perturbations. In all occasions the reconstruction of these beams is interpreted through their internal transverse power flow. The robustness of these optical beams in scattering and turbulent environments is also studied experimentally. Our observations are in excellent agreement with numerical simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 2, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 1, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 5, 2008
Published: August 8, 2008

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Vol. 3, Iss. 10 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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John Broky, Georgios A. Siviloglou, Aristide Dogariu, and Demetrios N. Christodoulides, "Self-healing properties of optical Airy beams," Opt. Express 16, 12880-12891 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-17-12880


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