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Generation of accelerating Airy and accelerating parabolic beams using phase-only patterns

Davis, Jeffrey A. and Mitry, Mark J. and Bandres, Miguel A. and Ruiz, Isaac and McAuley, Kevin P. and Cottrell, Don M. (2009) Generation of accelerating Airy and accelerating parabolic beams using phase-only patterns. Applied Optics, 48 (17). pp. 3170-3176. ISSN 0003-6935.

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We generate both accelerated Airy and accelerated parabolic beams using phase-only patterns encoded onto a liquid crystal display (LCD). The usual system length is 2f, where f is the focal length of the Fourier transform lens. We develop a compact optical system having a total system length of f. However, the mask must now incorporate the Fresnel diffraction that is not provided by the reduced optical system length. Finally we incorporate the Fourier transform lens onto the mask. We obtain excellent experimental results with a phase-only pattern and a shorter optical system. This approach makes these beams much easier to implement.

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Bandres, Miguel A.0000-0002-7145-8567
Additional Information:© 2009 Optical Society of America. Original Manuscript: March 24, 2009. Manuscript Accepted: May 16, 2009. Revised Manuscript: May 8, 2009. Published: June 5, 2009. We would like to thank Tomio Sonehara of Seiko Epson Corporation for the use of the LCD.
Subject Keywords:Diffraction; Phase-only filters; Spatial light modulators; Propagation of light
Issue or Number:17
Classification Code:OCIS codes: 050.1940, 350.5500, 230.6120, 100.5090.
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20090820-161119067
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Official Citation:Jeffrey A. Davis, Mark J. Mitry, Miguel A. Bandres, Isaac Ruiz, Kevin P. McAuley, and Don M. Cottrell, "Generation of accelerating Airy and accelerating parabolic beams using phase-only patterns," Appl. Opt. 48, 3170-3176 (2009)
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Deposited On:15 Sep 2009 15:58
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