Title

Propagation dynamics of spatio-temporal wave packets

Author

Qian Cao

Date of Award

2014

Degree Name

M.S. in Electro-Optics

Department

Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics

Advisor/Chair

Advisor: Andy C. Chong

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Wave packets, Airy functions, Electromagnetic waves Measurement, Optics, Physics, Electromagnetism, ultrafast measurements, phase measurement, 3D wave packet generation

Rights Statement

Copyright 2014, author

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