Title

Self-healing properties of optical Airy beams

Authors

Authors

J. Broky; G. A. Siviloglou; A. Dogariu;D. N. Christodoulides

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

ANGULAR-MOMENTUM; LIGHT; TRANSFORMATION; DIFFRACTION; Optics

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. (C) 2008 Optical Society of America.

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

16

Issue/Number

17

Publication Date

1-1-2008

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

12880

Last Page

12891

WOS Identifier

WOS:000259268700049

ISSN

1094-4087

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