Generation of attenuation compensating Airy beams

Miguel Preciado, Kishan Dholakia, and Michael Mazilu Optics Letters 39(16), p. 4950-4953 (2014) doi: 10.1364/OL.39.004950 We present an attenuation-corrected “nondiffracting” Airy beam. The correction factor can be adjusted to deliver a beam that exhibits an...

Light-sheet microscopy using an Airy beam

Tom Vettenburg, Heather I. C. Dalgarno, Jonathan Nylk, Clara Coll-Lladó, David E. K. Ferrier, Tomáš Čižmár, Frank J. Gunn-Moore, and Kishan Dholakia Nature Methods 11, p. 541-544 (2014) doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2922 Light-sheet microscopy facilitates rapid, high-contrast,...

Auto-focusing and self-healing of Pearcey beams

J. D. Ring, J. Lindberg, A. Mourka, M. Mazilu, K. Dholakia, and M. R. Dennis Optics Express 20(17), 18955-18966 (2012) doi: 10.1364/OE.20.018955 We present a new solution of the paraxial equation based on the Pearcey function, which is related to the Airy function and...