Abstract

In this Letter, we demonstrate the observation of colorful Airy beams and Airy imaging of letters, which we called Airy letters here, generated through the continuous cubic phase microplate (CCPP) elaborately fabricated by femtosecond laser two-photon processing. The fabricated CCPP with both micro size (60  μm×60  μm×1.1  μm) and continuous variation of phase shows a good agreement with the designed CCPP. Chromatic Airy beams and Airy letters “USTC” are experimentally generated via the CCPP illuminated by white light. In addition, superior properties of Airy letters are explored, demonstrating that the Airy letters inherit the nondiffraction, self-healing, and transverse acceleration characteristics of Airy beams. Our work paves the way toward integrated optics, light separation, optical imaging, and defective information recovery.

© 2018 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Continuous cubic phase microplates for generating high-quality Airy beams with strong deflection

Ze Cai, Ya Liu, Chenchu Zhang, Jiangchuan Xu, Shengyun Ji, Jincheng Ni, Jiawen Li, Yanlei Hu, Dong Wu, and Jiaru Chu
Opt. Lett. 42(13) 2483-2486 (2017)

Generation of high-quality tunable Airy beams with an adaptive deformable mirror

Jianqiang Ma, Yan Li, Qizhi Yu, Zongfeng Yang, Yanlei Hu, and Jiaru Chu
Opt. Lett. 43(15) 3634-3637 (2018)

Simultaneous generation of high-power, ultrafast 1D and 2D Airy beams and their frequency-doubling characteristics

Raghwinder S. Grewal, Anirban Ghosh, and G. K. Samanta
Opt. Lett. 43(16) 3957-3960 (2018)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (4)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (3)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription