Nonparaxial Near-Nondiffracting Accelerating Optical Beams

Ru Yu Lai, Ting Zhou

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We show that new families of accelerating and almost nondiffracting beams (solutions) for Maxwell’s equations can be constructed. These are complex geometrical optics (CGO) solutions to Maxwell’s equations with nonlinear limiting Carleman weights. They have the form of wave packets that propagate along circular trajectories while almost preserving a transverse intensity profile. We also show similar waves constructed using the approach combining CGO solutions and the Kelvin transform.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)771-790
Number of pages20
JournalCommunications in Mathematical Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017

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