Abstract

We propose and demonstrate nonlinear amplifications of self-accelerating Airy beams by two-wave mixing in photorefractive crystals both numerically and experimentally. By employing a broad Gaussian beam as the pump beam, we show that weak signal Airy beams can be significantly amplified under both diffusion and drift mechanisms. It is revealed that not only higher optical gains but also faster response time can be achieved in the presence of an external electric field, where the drift mechanism dominates. We verify that the self-accelerating and self-healing characteristics of the Airy beams are well preserved during the nonlinear amplification.

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    [Crossref] [PubMed]
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    [Crossref] [PubMed]

2016 (1)

Q. Zhang, C. Tan, and G. Huang, “Lossless Airy surface polaritons in a metamaterial via active Raman gain,” Sci. Rep. 6(1), 21143 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2015 (1)

S. Fu, Y. Tsur, J. Zhou, L. Shemer, and A. Arie, “Propagation dynamics of Airy water-wave pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 115(3), 034501 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2014 (5)

S. Jia, J. C. Vaughan, and X. Zhuang, “Isotropic three-dimensional superresolution imaging with a self-bending point spread function,” Nat. Photonics 8(4), 302–306 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

T. Vettenburg, H. I. C. Dalgarno, J. Nylk, C. Coll-Lladó, D. E. K. Ferrier, T. Čižmár, F. J. Gunn-Moore, and K. Dholakia, “Light-sheet microscopy using an Airy beam,” Nat. Methods 11(5), 541–544 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

P. Zhang, T. Li, J. Zhu, X. Zhu, S. Yang, Y. Wang, X. Yin, and X. Zhang, “Generation of acoustic self-bending and bottle beams by phase engineering,” Nat. Commun. 5, 4316 (2014).
[PubMed]

R. Schley, I. Kaminer, E. Greenfield, R. Bekenstein, Y. Lumer, and M. Segev, “Loss-proof self-accelerating beams and their use in non-paraxial manipulation of particles’ trajectories,” Nat. Commun. 5(5), 5189 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. A. Preciado, K. Dholakia, and M. Mazilu, “Generation of attenuation-compensating Airy beams,” Opt. Lett. 39(16), 4950–4953 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2013 (1)

N. Voloch-Bloch, Y. Lereah, Y. Lilach, A. Gover, and A. Arie, “Generation of electron Airy beams,” Nature 494(7437), 331–335 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2012 (4)

A. Mathis, F. Courvoisier, L. Froehly, L. Furfaro, M. Jacquot, P. A. Lacourt, and J. M. Dudley, “Micromachining along a curve: femtosecond laser micromachining of curved profiles in diamond and silicon using accelerating beams,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 101(7), 106–678 (2012).
[Crossref]

I. Kaminer, R. Bekenstein, J. Nemirovsky, and M. Segev, “Nondiffracting accelerating wave packets of Maxwell’s equations,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 108(16), 163901 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

P. Zhang, Y. Hu, T. Li, D. Cannan, X. Yin, R. Morandotti, Z. Chen, and X. Zhang, “Nonparaxial Mathieu and Weber accelerating beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109(19), 193901 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

P. Aleahmad, M. A. Miri, M. S. Mills, I. Kaminer, M. Segev, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Fully vectorial accelerating diffraction-free Helmholtz beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109(20), 203902 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2011 (4)

I. Kaminer, M. Segev, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Self-Accelerating self-trapped optical beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 106(21), 213903 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

P. Zhang, J. Prakash, Z. Zhang, M. S. Mills, N. K. Efremidis, D. N. Christodoulides, and Z. Chen, “Trapping and guiding microparticles with morphing autofocusing Airy beams,” Opt. Lett. 36(15), 2883–2885 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

P. Zhang, S. Wang, Y. Liu, X. Yin, C. Lu, Z. Chen, and X. Zhang, “Plasmonic Airy beams with dynamically controlled trajectories,” Opt. Lett. 36(16), 3191–3193 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Minovich, A. E. Klein, N. Janunts, T. Pertsch, D. N. Neshev, and Y. S. Kivshar, “Generation and near-field imaging of Airy surface plasmons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 107(11), 116802 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2010 (5)

D. G. Papazoglou, S. Suntsov, D. Abdollahpour, and S. Tzortzakis, “Tunable intense Airy beams and tailored femtosecond laser filaments,” Phys. Rev. A 81, 061807 (2010).

A. Salandrino and D. N. Christodoulides, “Airy plasmon: a nondiffracting surface wave,” Opt. Lett. 35(12), 2082–2084 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Y. Hu, S. Huang, P. Zhang, C. Lou, J. Xu, and Z. Chen, “Persistence and breakdown of Airy beams driven by an initial nonlinearity,” Opt. Lett. 35(23), 3952–3954 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Jia, J. Lee, J. W. Fleischer, G. A. Siviloglou, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Diffusion-trapped Airy beams in photorefractive media,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104(25), 253904 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Chong, W. Renninger, D. N. Christodoulides, and F. W. Wise, “Airy–Bessel wave packets as versatile linear light bullets,” Nat. Photonics 4(2), 103–106 (2010).
[Crossref]

2009 (1)

P. Polynkin, M. Kolesik, J. V. Moloney, G. A. Siviloglou, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Curved plasma channel generation using ultraintense Airy beams,” Science 324(5924), 229–232 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2008 (2)

J. Baumgartl, M. Mazilu, and K. Dholakia, “Optically mediated particle clearing using Airy wavepackets,” Nat. Photonics 2(11), 675–678 (2008).
[Crossref]

J. Broky, G. A. Siviloglou, A. Dogariu, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Self-healing properties of optical Airy beams,” Opt. Express 16(17), 12880–12891 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2007 (2)

G. A. Siviloglou and D. N. Christodoulides, “Accelerating finite energy Airy beams,” Opt. Lett. 32(8), 979–981 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. A. Siviloglou, J. Broky, A. Dogariu, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Observation of accelerating Airy beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(21), 213901 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1995 (1)

1994 (1)

M. Segev, G. C. Valley, B. Crosignani, P. DiPorto, and A. Yariv, “Steady-state spatial screening solitons in photorefractive materials with external applied field,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73(24), 3211–3214 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1989 (1)

P. Yeh, “Two-wave mixing in nonlinear media,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25(3), 484–519 (1989).
[Crossref]

1988 (1)

P. Günter and J.-P. Huignard, “Photorefractive Materials and Their Applications I,” Brennst. Warme Kraft 32(18), 3813 (1988).

1986 (1)

R. A. Rupp and F. W. Drees, “Light-induced scattering in photorefractive crystals,” Appl. Phys. B 39(4), 223–229 (1986).
[Crossref]

1979 (1)

M. V. Berry and N. L. Balazs, “Nonspreading wave packets,” Am. J. Phys. 47(3), 264–267 (1979).
[Crossref]

Abdollahpour, D.

D. G. Papazoglou, S. Suntsov, D. Abdollahpour, and S. Tzortzakis, “Tunable intense Airy beams and tailored femtosecond laser filaments,” Phys. Rev. A 81, 061807 (2010).

Aleahmad, P.

P. Aleahmad, M. A. Miri, M. S. Mills, I. Kaminer, M. Segev, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Fully vectorial accelerating diffraction-free Helmholtz beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109(20), 203902 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Arie, A.

S. Fu, Y. Tsur, J. Zhou, L. Shemer, and A. Arie, “Propagation dynamics of Airy water-wave pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 115(3), 034501 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

N. Voloch-Bloch, Y. Lereah, Y. Lilach, A. Gover, and A. Arie, “Generation of electron Airy beams,” Nature 494(7437), 331–335 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Balazs, N. L.

M. V. Berry and N. L. Balazs, “Nonspreading wave packets,” Am. J. Phys. 47(3), 264–267 (1979).
[Crossref]

Baumgartl, J.

J. Baumgartl, M. Mazilu, and K. Dholakia, “Optically mediated particle clearing using Airy wavepackets,” Nat. Photonics 2(11), 675–678 (2008).
[Crossref]

Bekenstein, R.

R. Schley, I. Kaminer, E. Greenfield, R. Bekenstein, Y. Lumer, and M. Segev, “Loss-proof self-accelerating beams and their use in non-paraxial manipulation of particles’ trajectories,” Nat. Commun. 5(5), 5189 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

I. Kaminer, R. Bekenstein, J. Nemirovsky, and M. Segev, “Nondiffracting accelerating wave packets of Maxwell’s equations,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 108(16), 163901 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Berry, M. V.

M. V. Berry and N. L. Balazs, “Nonspreading wave packets,” Am. J. Phys. 47(3), 264–267 (1979).
[Crossref]

Broky, J.

J. Broky, G. A. Siviloglou, A. Dogariu, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Self-healing properties of optical Airy beams,” Opt. Express 16(17), 12880–12891 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. A. Siviloglou, J. Broky, A. Dogariu, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Observation of accelerating Airy beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(21), 213901 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Cannan, D.

P. Zhang, Y. Hu, T. Li, D. Cannan, X. Yin, R. Morandotti, Z. Chen, and X. Zhang, “Nonparaxial Mathieu and Weber accelerating beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109(19), 193901 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Carvalho, M. I.

Chen, Z.

Chong, A.

A. Chong, W. Renninger, D. N. Christodoulides, and F. W. Wise, “Airy–Bessel wave packets as versatile linear light bullets,” Nat. Photonics 4(2), 103–106 (2010).
[Crossref]

Christodoulides, D. N.

P. Aleahmad, M. A. Miri, M. S. Mills, I. Kaminer, M. Segev, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Fully vectorial accelerating diffraction-free Helmholtz beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109(20), 203902 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

P. Zhang, J. Prakash, Z. Zhang, M. S. Mills, N. K. Efremidis, D. N. Christodoulides, and Z. Chen, “Trapping and guiding microparticles with morphing autofocusing Airy beams,” Opt. Lett. 36(15), 2883–2885 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

I. Kaminer, M. Segev, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Self-Accelerating self-trapped optical beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 106(21), 213903 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Salandrino and D. N. Christodoulides, “Airy plasmon: a nondiffracting surface wave,” Opt. Lett. 35(12), 2082–2084 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Jia, J. Lee, J. W. Fleischer, G. A. Siviloglou, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Diffusion-trapped Airy beams in photorefractive media,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104(25), 253904 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Chong, W. Renninger, D. N. Christodoulides, and F. W. Wise, “Airy–Bessel wave packets as versatile linear light bullets,” Nat. Photonics 4(2), 103–106 (2010).
[Crossref]

P. Polynkin, M. Kolesik, J. V. Moloney, G. A. Siviloglou, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Curved plasma channel generation using ultraintense Airy beams,” Science 324(5924), 229–232 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Broky, G. A. Siviloglou, A. Dogariu, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Self-healing properties of optical Airy beams,” Opt. Express 16(17), 12880–12891 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. A. Siviloglou and D. N. Christodoulides, “Accelerating finite energy Airy beams,” Opt. Lett. 32(8), 979–981 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. A. Siviloglou, J. Broky, A. Dogariu, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Observation of accelerating Airy beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(21), 213901 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D. N. Christodoulides and M. I. Carvalho, “Bright, dark, and gray spatial soliton states in photorefractive media,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12(9), 1628–1633 (1995).
[Crossref]

Cižmár, T.

T. Vettenburg, H. I. C. Dalgarno, J. Nylk, C. Coll-Lladó, D. E. K. Ferrier, T. Čižmár, F. J. Gunn-Moore, and K. Dholakia, “Light-sheet microscopy using an Airy beam,” Nat. Methods 11(5), 541–544 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Coll-Lladó, C.

T. Vettenburg, H. I. C. Dalgarno, J. Nylk, C. Coll-Lladó, D. E. K. Ferrier, T. Čižmár, F. J. Gunn-Moore, and K. Dholakia, “Light-sheet microscopy using an Airy beam,” Nat. Methods 11(5), 541–544 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Courvoisier, F.

A. Mathis, F. Courvoisier, L. Froehly, L. Furfaro, M. Jacquot, P. A. Lacourt, and J. M. Dudley, “Micromachining along a curve: femtosecond laser micromachining of curved profiles in diamond and silicon using accelerating beams,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 101(7), 106–678 (2012).
[Crossref]

Crosignani, B.

M. Segev, G. C. Valley, B. Crosignani, P. DiPorto, and A. Yariv, “Steady-state spatial screening solitons in photorefractive materials with external applied field,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73(24), 3211–3214 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Dalgarno, H. I. C.

T. Vettenburg, H. I. C. Dalgarno, J. Nylk, C. Coll-Lladó, D. E. K. Ferrier, T. Čižmár, F. J. Gunn-Moore, and K. Dholakia, “Light-sheet microscopy using an Airy beam,” Nat. Methods 11(5), 541–544 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Dholakia, K.

T. Vettenburg, H. I. C. Dalgarno, J. Nylk, C. Coll-Lladó, D. E. K. Ferrier, T. Čižmár, F. J. Gunn-Moore, and K. Dholakia, “Light-sheet microscopy using an Airy beam,” Nat. Methods 11(5), 541–544 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. A. Preciado, K. Dholakia, and M. Mazilu, “Generation of attenuation-compensating Airy beams,” Opt. Lett. 39(16), 4950–4953 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Baumgartl, M. Mazilu, and K. Dholakia, “Optically mediated particle clearing using Airy wavepackets,” Nat. Photonics 2(11), 675–678 (2008).
[Crossref]

DiPorto, P.

M. Segev, G. C. Valley, B. Crosignani, P. DiPorto, and A. Yariv, “Steady-state spatial screening solitons in photorefractive materials with external applied field,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73(24), 3211–3214 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Dogariu, A.

J. Broky, G. A. Siviloglou, A. Dogariu, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Self-healing properties of optical Airy beams,” Opt. Express 16(17), 12880–12891 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. A. Siviloglou, J. Broky, A. Dogariu, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Observation of accelerating Airy beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(21), 213901 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Drees, F. W.

R. A. Rupp and F. W. Drees, “Light-induced scattering in photorefractive crystals,” Appl. Phys. B 39(4), 223–229 (1986).
[Crossref]

Dudley, J. M.

A. Mathis, F. Courvoisier, L. Froehly, L. Furfaro, M. Jacquot, P. A. Lacourt, and J. M. Dudley, “Micromachining along a curve: femtosecond laser micromachining of curved profiles in diamond and silicon using accelerating beams,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 101(7), 106–678 (2012).
[Crossref]

Efremidis, N. K.

Ferrier, D. E. K.

T. Vettenburg, H. I. C. Dalgarno, J. Nylk, C. Coll-Lladó, D. E. K. Ferrier, T. Čižmár, F. J. Gunn-Moore, and K. Dholakia, “Light-sheet microscopy using an Airy beam,” Nat. Methods 11(5), 541–544 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Fleischer, J. W.

S. Jia, J. Lee, J. W. Fleischer, G. A. Siviloglou, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Diffusion-trapped Airy beams in photorefractive media,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104(25), 253904 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Froehly, L.

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A. Mathis, F. Courvoisier, L. Froehly, L. Furfaro, M. Jacquot, P. A. Lacourt, and J. M. Dudley, “Micromachining along a curve: femtosecond laser micromachining of curved profiles in diamond and silicon using accelerating beams,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 101(7), 106–678 (2012).
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A. Mathis, F. Courvoisier, L. Froehly, L. Furfaro, M. Jacquot, P. A. Lacourt, and J. M. Dudley, “Micromachining along a curve: femtosecond laser micromachining of curved profiles in diamond and silicon using accelerating beams,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 101(7), 106–678 (2012).
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P. Zhang, T. Li, J. Zhu, X. Zhu, S. Yang, Y. Wang, X. Yin, and X. Zhang, “Generation of acoustic self-bending and bottle beams by phase engineering,” Nat. Commun. 5, 4316 (2014).
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R. Schley, I. Kaminer, E. Greenfield, R. Bekenstein, Y. Lumer, and M. Segev, “Loss-proof self-accelerating beams and their use in non-paraxial manipulation of particles’ trajectories,” Nat. Commun. 5(5), 5189 (2014).
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P. Aleahmad, M. A. Miri, M. S. Mills, I. Kaminer, M. Segev, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Fully vectorial accelerating diffraction-free Helmholtz beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109(20), 203902 (2012).
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P. Polynkin, M. Kolesik, J. V. Moloney, G. A. Siviloglou, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Curved plasma channel generation using ultraintense Airy beams,” Science 324(5924), 229–232 (2009).
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P. Zhang, Y. Hu, T. Li, D. Cannan, X. Yin, R. Morandotti, Z. Chen, and X. Zhang, “Nonparaxial Mathieu and Weber accelerating beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109(19), 193901 (2012).
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I. Kaminer, R. Bekenstein, J. Nemirovsky, and M. Segev, “Nondiffracting accelerating wave packets of Maxwell’s equations,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 108(16), 163901 (2012).
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A. Minovich, A. E. Klein, N. Janunts, T. Pertsch, D. N. Neshev, and Y. S. Kivshar, “Generation and near-field imaging of Airy surface plasmons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 107(11), 116802 (2011).
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A. Minovich, A. E. Klein, N. Janunts, T. Pertsch, D. N. Neshev, and Y. S. Kivshar, “Generation and near-field imaging of Airy surface plasmons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 107(11), 116802 (2011).
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P. Polynkin, M. Kolesik, J. V. Moloney, G. A. Siviloglou, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Curved plasma channel generation using ultraintense Airy beams,” Science 324(5924), 229–232 (2009).
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R. Schley, I. Kaminer, E. Greenfield, R. Bekenstein, Y. Lumer, and M. Segev, “Loss-proof self-accelerating beams and their use in non-paraxial manipulation of particles’ trajectories,” Nat. Commun. 5(5), 5189 (2014).
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S. Fu, Y. Tsur, J. Zhou, L. Shemer, and A. Arie, “Propagation dynamics of Airy water-wave pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 115(3), 034501 (2015).
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S. Fu, Y. Tsur, J. Zhou, L. Shemer, and A. Arie, “Propagation dynamics of Airy water-wave pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 115(3), 034501 (2015).
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M. Segev, G. C. Valley, B. Crosignani, P. DiPorto, and A. Yariv, “Steady-state spatial screening solitons in photorefractive materials with external applied field,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73(24), 3211–3214 (1994).
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P. Zhang, T. Li, J. Zhu, X. Zhu, S. Yang, Y. Wang, X. Yin, and X. Zhang, “Generation of acoustic self-bending and bottle beams by phase engineering,” Nat. Commun. 5, 4316 (2014).
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M. Segev, G. C. Valley, B. Crosignani, P. DiPorto, and A. Yariv, “Steady-state spatial screening solitons in photorefractive materials with external applied field,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73(24), 3211–3214 (1994).
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Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Experimental setup for optical amplification of Airy beams with photorefractive two-wave-mixing. SBN, strontium barium niobate crystal; M, mirror; BS, beam splitter; LS, lens system with a spatial filter; CL, cylindrical lens. Note that the CLs are composed of two titled orthogonal cylindrical lens, providing the cubic phase modulation for generating Airy beams.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 Numerical simulation of the optical amplifying of an Airy beam with photorefractive two-wave-mixing. (a) The top panel depicts the Airy beam, which is propagating through the SBN crystal and being pumped with a tilted broad Gaussian beam as shown at the bottom panel. (b) The nonlinear evolutions of the Airy (top) and pump(bottom) beams inside the crystal, where the intensity profiles are taken along the vertical direction through the center of the main lobes. (c) Zoom-in plot of the transverse intensity pattern of the beam along the dashed line in (b).
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 (a) Time resolved output power of the Airy beam at different bias voltages. (b-f) The intensity pattern of the amplified Airy beam at different bias conditions, where the top and bottom panels are corresponding to experimental and simulation results, respectively. (b) represents the initial linear output intensity pattern, and (c-f) displays the nonlinear ones at E0 = 0V/cm, 500V/cm, 1000V/cm, and 2000V/cm, respectively.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 Self-accelerating of an amplified Airy beam. (a) Experimentally observed transverse intensity patterns of the amplified Airy beam at different propagation distances, where the solid line depict the curved trajectory of the main lobe of the original Airy beam without amplification. (b) and (c) depict the propagations of the Airy beam in the absence and presence of the pump beam, respectively, where the intensity profiles are taken along the vertical direction through the center of the main lobe of the Airy beam.
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 Self-healing of an amplified Airy beam when its main lobe is blocked. (a-d) Intensity patterns at the input z = 0 (a, b), and z = 10cm (c, d). (a, c) and (b, d) are experimental and simulation results respectively. (e) describes the numerically simulated evolution of the intensity profile along the dashed line in (b) during the self-healing propagation.

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Table 1 Output Power, Gain, and Response Time at different external bias conditions.

Equations (3)

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U z = i 2 n 0 k 0 2 U i k 0 n 0 3 γ 33 2 ( E 0 1+ | U | 2 k B T e | U | 2 1+ | U | 2 )
U 1 (x,y,z=0)=Ai(X/ x 0 )exp(αX/ x 0 )Ai(Y/ y 0 )exp(αY/ y 0 )
U 2 (x,y,z=0)=exp( (x/ x 1 ) 2 + (y/ y 1 ) 2 )exp(i k 0 xsin2θ)

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