Dynamics of three-Airy beams carrying optical vortices

Yana V. Izdebskaya*, Ting Hua Lu, Dragomir N. Neshev, Anton S. Desyatnikov

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We study numerically and demonstrate experimentally a novel type of singular optical beams formed by the phase imprinting of an optical vortex into the structure of the three-Airy beams. In contrast to a vortex-free product of three Airy beams, in this type of singular-Airy beam, the vortex in the beam axis causes a twist in the beam transverse intensity profile with propagation. Such a new type of singular beams appears especially attractive for applications in optical micromanipulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)B248-B253
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Apr 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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