Nonparaxial Mathieu and Weber accelerating beams.

  title={Nonparaxial Mathieu and Weber accelerating beams.},
  author={Peng Zhang and Yi Hu and Tongcang Li and Drake Cannan and Xiaobo Yin and R. Morandotti and Zhigang Chen and Xiang Zhang},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={109 19},
We demonstrate both theoretically and experimentally nonparaxial Mathieu and Weber accelerating beams, generalizing the concept of previously found accelerating beams. We show that such beams bend into large angles along circular, elliptical, or parabolic trajectories but still retain nondiffracting and self-healing capabilities. The circular nonparaxial accelerating beams can be considered as a special case of the Mathieu accelerating beams, while an Airy beam is only a special case of the… CONTINUE READING
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