Abstract

In this Letter, we propose a general real-space method for the generation of nonparaxial accelerating beams with arbitrary predefined convex trajectories. Our results lead to closed-form expressions for the required phase at the input plane. We present such closed-form results for a variety of caustic curves: beside circular, elliptic, and parabolic, we find for the first time general power-law and exponential trajectories. Furthermore, by changing the initial amplitude, we can design different intensity profiles along the caustic.

© 2015 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Sending femtosecond pulses in circles: highly nonparaxial accelerating beams

F. Courvoisier, A. Mathis, L. Froehly, R. Giust, L. Furfaro, P. A. Lacourt, M. Jacquot, and J. M. Dudley
Opt. Lett. 37(10) 1736-1738 (2012)

Arbitrary nonparaxial accelerating periodic beams and spherical shaping of light

A. Mathis, F. Courvoisier, R. Giust, L. Furfaro, M. Jacquot, L. Froehly, and J. M. Dudley
Opt. Lett. 38(13) 2218-2220 (2013)

Spherical fields as nonparaxial accelerating waves

Miguel A. Alonso and Miguel A. Bandres
Opt. Lett. 37(24) 5175-5177 (2012)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (4)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (17)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription