Applied Physics B

, 125:91 | Cite as

Propagation of cosine complex variable function Airy–Gaussian beams through the gradient-index medium

  • Zishuai Zeng
  • Kangzhu Zhou
  • Dongmei DengEmail author


We introduce a new class of cosine complex variable function Airy–Gaussian (Cos-CVFAiG) beams and investigate their propagation through the gradient-index medium. Deriving the analytical expression, we show the intensity and phase distributions, the propagation trajectory and the Poynting vector. We carry out the numerical experiment to verify the rationality of the model and find that the light intensity distribution is parallel to the y axis in the transverse plane. With the distribution factor increasing, the axial intensity maximum and the number of the side lobes increase as well. Additionally, the distribution factor can change the bend extent of the ballistic trajectory and the intensity distribution region in the xz plane. We also compare the influences of the gradient refractive index coefficient with the distribution factor on the propagation properties.



This study was funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China (11775083 and 11374108).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Nanophotonic Functional Materials and DevicesSouth China Normal UniversityGuangzhouChina

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