Experimental study on the propagation characteristics of ring Airy Gaussian vortex beams


Musheng Chen and Sujuan Huang and Wei Shao and Xianpeng Liu


“The auto-focusing and auto-healing profiles of linearly polarized ring Airy Gaussian vortex (RAiGV) beams in linear media are investigated experimentally
based on spatial light modulators and computer-generated holograms. It is found that the parameters of incident beams greatly affect the auto-focusing profiles of RAiGV. The focal length increases as the radius of the primary ring, scaling factor and waist radius increases, and the focal length decreases slightly as topological charges increase. The peak intensity at focal point increases with the increasing topological charges and waist radius, or with the decreasing scaling factor and the radius of the primary ring. The phase singularity of the RAiGV beams remains unchanged during propagation. The RAiGV beams also exhibit remarkable resilience against perturbations and tend to reconstruct its intensity sharp. Meanwhile, the abruptly auto-focusing property can be controlled by blocking few inner or outer rings of the RAiGV beams. These studies provide useful insight in the study of Airy vortex beam and its further applications”

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Publication: Applied Physics
Issue/Year: Applied Physics B 123:215 (2017)
DOI: 10.1007/s00340-017-6794-8