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Observation of accelerating parabolic beams

Davis, Jeffrey A. and Mitry, Mark J. and Bandres, Miguel A. and Cottrell, Don M. (2008) Observation of accelerating parabolic beams. Optics Express, 16 (17). pp. 12866-12871. ISSN 1094-4087. doi:10.1364/OE.16.012866.

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We report the first observation of accelerating parabolic beams. These accelerating parabolic beams are similar to the Airy beams because they exhibit the unusual ability to remain diffraction-free while having a quadratic transverse shift during propagation. The amplitude and phase masks required to generate these beams are encoded onto a single liquid crystal display. Experimental results agree well with theory.

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Additional Information:© 2008 Optical Society of America. Original Manuscript: June 10, 2008. Manuscript Accepted: July 13, 2008. Revised Manuscript: July 9, 2008. Published: August 8, 2008. J.A. Davis would like to thank Tomio Sonehara of Seiko Epson Corporation for the use of the LCD and Mark Hatay for helping with the laboratory. M.A. Bandres acknowledges support from the Secretaría de Educación Publica de México.
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Subject Keywords:Diffractive optics; Phase-only filters; Laser beam shaping; Spatial light modulators
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Official Citation:J. A. Davis, M. J. Mintry, M. A. Bandres, and D. M. Cottrell, "Observation of accelerating parabolic beams," Opt. Express 16, 12866-12871 (2008)
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