Methods and systems for Airy waves and wavepackets or beams having all the advantages of a diffraction-free or dispersion free wave but at the same time, its intensity features accelerate or self-bend during propagation. These beams can perform ballistic dynamics akin to projectiles moving under the action of gravity. The Airy waves are highly asymmetric and as a result their energy is more tightly confined in one quadrant thus increasing the energy density in the main lobes. These wavepackets can be one, two, and three-dimensional waves. In addition they tend to self-heal themselves which is important in adverse environments.
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Dogariu, Aristide; Christodoulides, Demetrios; and Siviloglou, Georgios, "Diffraction Free, Self-Bending Airy Wave Arrangement" (2012). UCF Patents. 118.