Dual accelerating Airy-Talbot recurrence effect. Academic Article uri icon


  • We demonstrate the dual accelerating Airy-Talbot recurrence effect, i.e., the self-imaging of accelerating optical beams, by propagating a superposition of Airy beams with successively changing transverse displacements. The dual Airy-Talbot effect is a spontaneous recurring imaging of the input and of the input with alternating component signs. It results from the constructive interference of Airy wave functions, which is also responsible for other kinds of Airy beams, for example, Airy breathers. An input composed of finite-energy Airy beams also displays the dual Airy-Talbot effect, but it demands a large transverse displacement and diminishes fast along the propagation direction.

published proceedings

  • Opt Lett

altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhang, Y., Zhong, H., Beli, M. R., Liu, X., Zhong, W., Zhang, Y., & Xiao, M.

citation count

  • 27

complete list of authors

  • Zhang, Yiqi||Zhong, Hua||Belić, Milivoj R||Liu, Xing||Zhong, Weiping||Zhang, Yanpeng||Xiao, Min

publication date

  • December 2015