Li, Zongtao; Cao, Kai; Li, Jiasheng; Tang, Yong; Ding, Xinrui & Yu, Binhai


“Self-accelerating beams have the unusual ability to remain diffraction-free while undergo the transverse shift during the free-space propagation. We theoretically identify that the transverse optical field distribution of 2D self-accelerating beam is determined by the selection of the transverse Cartesian coordinates, when the caustic method is utilized for its trajectory design. Based on the coordinate-rotation method, we experimentally demonstrate a scheme to flexibly manipulate the rotation of transverse optical field for 2D self-accelerating beams under the condition of a designated trajectory. With this scheme, the transverse optical field can be rotated within a range of 90 degrees, especially when the trajectory of 2D self-accelerating beams needs to be maintained for free-space photonic interconnection.”

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Publication: Opto-Electronic Advances
Issue/Year: Opto-Electronic Advances, Volume 4; Number 3; Pages 20002101–20002115; 2021
DOI: 10.29026/oea.2021.200021