Observation of abruptly autofocusing waves

Dimitrios G. Papazoglou, Nikolaos K. Efremidis, Demetrios N. Christodoulides, Stylianos Tzortzakis

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Abstract

We report on the experimental observation of abruptly autofocusing waves. This interesting family of wave packets has been realized by using a radially symmetric Airy intensity distribution. As demonstrated in our experiments, these waves can exhibit unusual features, such as the ability to autofocus by following a parabolic trajectory toward their focus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1842-1844
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume36
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Papazoglou, D. G., Efremidis, N. K., Christodoulides, D. N., & Tzortzakis, S. (2011). Observation of abruptly autofocusing waves. Optics Letters, 36(10), 1842-1844. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001842

Observation of abruptly autofocusing waves. / Papazoglou, Dimitrios G.; Efremidis, Nikolaos K.; Christodoulides, Demetrios N.; Tzortzakis, Stylianos.

In: Optics Letters, Vol. 36, No. 10, 15.05.2011, p. 1842-1844.

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Papazoglou, DG, Efremidis, NK, Christodoulides, DN & Tzortzakis, S 2011, 'Observation of abruptly autofocusing waves', Optics Letters, vol. 36, no. 10, pp. 1842-1844. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001842
Papazoglou DG, Efremidis NK, Christodoulides DN, Tzortzakis S. Observation of abruptly autofocusing waves. Optics Letters. 2011 May 15;36(10):1842-1844. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001842
Papazoglou, Dimitrios G. ; Efremidis, Nikolaos K. ; Christodoulides, Demetrios N. ; Tzortzakis, Stylianos. / Observation of abruptly autofocusing waves. In: Optics Letters. 2011 ; Vol. 36, No. 10. pp. 1842-1844.
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