Non-diffracting super-airy beam with intensified main lobe

Brijesh Kumar Singh, Roei Remez, Yuval Tsur, Ady Arie

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We study, theoretically and experimentally, the concept of non-diffracting super-Airy beam, where the main lobe of the beam is observed to be nearly half in size and with increased intensity compared to the main lobe of the Airy beam. However, reducing the main lobe size does not affect the transverse acceleration and non-spreading features of the beam. Furthermore, we observed that during propagation, super Airy main lobe shows faster self-reconstruction after an obstruction than the Airy main lobe. Therefore, we envision that specifically, a beam with a smaller lobe size and higher intensity can out-perform the Airy beam for applications such as nonlinear optics, curved plasma generation, laser micromachining, and micro- particle manipulation, while the faster reconstruction property of the super-Airy main lobe can surpass the Airy beam in applications of scattering and turbulent media.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptics, Photonics and Digital Technologies for Imaging Applications IV
EditorsFrederic Truchetet, Peter Schelkens, Touradj Ebrahimi, Gabriel Cristobal, Pasi Saarikko
ISBN (Electronic)9781510601413
StatePublished - 2016
EventOptics, Photonics and Digital Technologies for Imaging Applications IV - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 5 Apr 20166 Apr 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering


ConferenceOptics, Photonics and Digital Technologies for Imaging Applications IV


  • Diffraction
  • Fourier Transform
  • Laser beam shaping
  • Propagation
  • Spatial light modulator

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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