Generation of attenuation-compensating Airy beams

Miguel A. Preciado, Kishan Dholakia, Michael Mazilu

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We present an attenuation-corrected "nondiffracting" Airy beam. The correction factor can be adjusted to deliver a beam that exhibits an adjustable exponential intensity increase or decrease over a finite distance. A digital micromirror device that shapes both amplitude and phase is used to experimentally verify the propagation of these beams through air and partially absorbing media.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4950-4953
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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