Observation of accelerating Airy beams.

  title={Observation of accelerating Airy beams.},
  author={G A Siviloglou and John Broky and A Dogariu and Demetrios N Christodoulides},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={99 21},
We report the first observation of Airy optical beams. This intriguing class of wave packets, initially predicted by Berry and Balazs in 1979, has been realized in both one- and two-dimensional configurations. As demonstrated in our experiments, these Airy beams can exhibit unusual features such as the ability to remain diffraction-free over long distances while they tend to freely accelerate during propagation. 
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