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Nonlinear optics

Engineering Airy beams

The demonstration of Airy beam generation and all-optical control by quasi-phase matched nonlinear crystals looks set to help these unique beams realize their exciting potential in applications.

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Figure 1: Comparison of the power distribution in propagating Gaussian and Airy beams.
Figure 2: Microscope photograph of the nonlinear crystals.

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Pasiskevicius, V. Engineering Airy beams. Nature Photon 3, 374–375 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/nphoton.2009.107

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