Observation of accelerating airy beams
Abbreviated Journal Title
Phys. Rev. Lett.
WAVE-PACKETS; NONDIFFRACTING BEAMS; DIFFRACTION; SINGLE; FIELDS; Physics, Multidisciplinary
We report the first observation of Airy optical beams. This intriguing class of wave packets, initially predicted by Berry and Balazs in 1979, has been realized in both one- and two-dimensional configurations. As demonstrated in our experiments, these Airy beams can exhibit unusual features such as the ability to remain diffraction-free over long distances while they tend to freely accelerate during propagation.
Physical Review Letters
"Observation of accelerating airy beams" (2007). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 7664.