Fourier-space generation of abruptly autofocusing beams and optical bottle beams
Abbreviated Journal Title
AIRY BEAMS; WAVES; Optics
We demonstrate analytically and experimentally that a circular abruptly autofocusing (AAF) Airy beam can be generated by Fourier-transforming an appropriately apodized Bessel beam whose radial oscillations are chirped by a cubic phase term. Depending on the relation between the chirp rate and the focal distance of the Fourier-transforming lens, it is possible to generate AAF beams with one or two foci, the latter case leading to the formation of an elegant paraboloid optical bottle. (C) 2011 Optical Society of America
"Fourier-space generation of abruptly autofocusing beams and optical bottle beams" (2011). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 1184.