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International Journal of Optics
Volume 2018 (2018), Article ID 9478483, 7 pages
Research Article

Propagation Properties of Airy Beam through Periodic Slab System with Negative Index Materials

Department of Basic Science, Hubei University of Automotive Technology, Shiyan 442002, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Long Jin; moc.361@gnolnijyzarc

Received 23 February 2017; Revised 21 May 2017; Accepted 11 June 2017; Published 16 January 2018

Academic Editor: Sulaiman Wadi Harun

Copyright © 2018 Long Jin and Xingqiang Zhang. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Based on light transfer matrix and electric field vector equation, the evolution of Airy beam propagating in periodic slab system with three negative index materials (NIMs) and its transmission mechanism are investigated. The intensity profiles on emergent surface of periodic slab system and side view of Airy beam propagating in each right handed material (RHM) and double negative material (DNM) unit including lossless and losses DNMs are discussed. It is revealed that the self-recovery Airy beam can be achieved in long distance by using lossless periodic slab system as long as the negative refractive index and each unit length . As to losses slab system contained DNMs, the smaller the collision frequencies are, the better the Airy beam quality is formed. It is expected that the proposed manner of beam transmission and corresponding conclusions can be useful for extension applications of optical control, especially for optical communication and optical encryption technique.