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Optical fields with tunable transverse intensity fluxes arranged over a semi-circle
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Paper Abstract

Accelerating and Airy beams are of great interest in a variety of applications as they remain diffraction free while experiencing a transverse quadratic shift along propagation, transporting intensity in the transverse plane over a straight line and describing an overall parabolic trajectory in space. This work presents optical fields that transport intensity in the transverse plane over a continuum of directions arranged over a semi-circle, creating transverse intensity fluxes with a variety of shapes. We construct these beams via a superposition of a nondiffracting beam with a strong carrier wave that reproduces phase variations of the former field over the resultant intensity distribution, generating profiles with a finite and well defined propagation period. The on­-demand light patterns presented here are expected to find diverse applications as Airy beams and nondiffracting beams have previously found.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8843, Laser Beam Shaping XIV, 884304 (28 September 2013);
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Adrian Ruelas, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)
Manuel G. Jurado-Taracena, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)
Julio C. Gutiérrez-Vega, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8843:
Laser Beam Shaping XIV
Andrew Forbes; Todd E. Lizotte, Editor(s)

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