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Velocity of optical Airy beams
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Paper Abstract

Optical Airy beams have gained significant attention due to their parabolic trajectory, accelerating and nondiffractive behavior. The phase velocity of the Airy solution to the paraxial wave equation is described showing a unique behavior. The velocity is shown to vary spatially and in magnitude as the beam propagates through vacuum along its curved trajectory.

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Date Published: 8 February 2010
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7613, Complex Light and Optical Forces IV, 76130T (8 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.841816
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H. I. Sztul, The City College of New York (United States)
G. Milione, The City College of New York (United States)
R. R. Alfano, The City College of New York (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7613:
Complex Light and Optical Forces IV
Enrique J. Galvez; David L. Andrews; Jesper Glückstad, Editor(s)

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