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NOVEL FINITE AIRY ARRAY BEAMS GENERATED FROM GAUSSIAN ARRAY BEAMS ILLUMINATING AN OPTICAL AIRY TRANSFORM SYSTEM

By L. Ez-Zariy, Z. Hricha, and A. Belafhal

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Abstract:
In this work, a novel family of Finite Airy array beams have been produced by an optical Airy transform system illuminated by Gaussian Array beams. Based on the generalized Huygens- Fresnel integral, an analytical expression is developed to describe the pattern properties of the beam generated at the output plan of the optical system. The well-known Finite Airy beam generated from the fundamental Gaussian beam using an optical Airy transform system is deduced, here, as a particular case of the main result of the actual study. Numerical calculations are performed to show the possibility to create a multitude of Finite Airy array beams with controllable parameters depending on the number of beamlets, the distance between the adjacent modules and the positions and orientations of the beamlets.

Citation:
L. Ez-Zariy, Z. Hricha, and A. Belafhal, "Novel Finite Airy Array Beams Generated from Gaussian Array Beams Illuminating an Optical Airy Transform System," Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 49, 41-50, 2016.
doi:10.2528/PIERM16041909

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