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Opt Lett. 2009 Dec 15;34(24):3791-3. doi: 10.1364/OL.34.003791.

Accelerating beams.

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  • 1California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA.


We demonstrate that any two-dimensional accelerating beam can be described in a canonical form in Fourier space. In particular, we demonstrate that there is a one-to-one correspondence between complex functions in the real line (the line spectrum) and accelerating beams. An arbitrary line spectrum can be used to generate novel accelerating beams with diverse transverse shapes. The line spectra for the special cases of the families of Airy and accelerating parabolic beams are provided.

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