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 micro-mirror device that shapes both amplitude and phase is used to experimentally verify the propagation of these beams through air and partially absorbing media. (C) 2014 Optical Society of America

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4950-4953
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2014


  • Digital micromirror device
  • Wave-packets


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