Abstract

We investigate theoretically and observe experimentally a continuously tuning distorted Airy-like beam, which is generated by introducing a controllable rotation angle into the phase patterns. The beam wavefront can be tuned flexibly by using the introduced angle. The main lobes of beams can be controlled readily to propagate along specified parabolic trajectories. The relevant optical behaviors are discussed and demonstrated in detail. The experimental results are in good agreement with the theoretical analysis. The intriguing characteristics of the continuously tuning Airy-like beams could provide more degrees of freedom in cell and atom manipulation.

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