Propagation dynamics of spatio-temporal wave packets
Date of Award
M.S. in Electro-Optics
Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics
Advisor: Andy C. Chong
We measured the three-dimensional (3D) propagation dynamics of the Airy-Bessel wave packet, including its intensity and phase evolution. Its non-diffraction and non-dispersive feature were verified. Meanwhile, we built a spatial-light-modulator (SLM) based wave packet shaping system to generate other types of wave packets such as Airy-Airy-Airy and dual-Airy-Airy-rings. These wave packets were also measured in 3D. The abrupt 3D autofocusing effect was observed on dual-Airy-Airy-rings.
Wave packets, Airy functions, Electromagnetic waves Measurement, Optics, Physics, Electromagnetism, ultrafast measurements, phase measurement, 3D wave packet generation
Copyright 2014, author
Cao, Qian, "Propagation dynamics of spatio-temporal wave packets" (2014). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 710.