Finite-energy, accelerating Bessel pulses

Matteo Clerici, D. Faccio, A. Lotti, E. Rubino, O. Jedrkiewicz, J. Biegert, P. Di Trapani

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We numerically investigate the possibility to generate freely accelerating or decelerating pulses. In particular it is shown that acceleration along the propagation direction z may be obtained by a purely spatial modulation of an input Gaussian pulse in the form of finite-energy Bessel pulses with a cone angle that varies along the radial coordinate. We discuss simple practical implementations of such accelerating Bessel beams. (c) 2008 Optical Society of America

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19807-19811
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Express
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 2008


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