"Loss-Proof Self-Accelerating Beams"

TYPESpecial Seminar - Solid State Institute, Technion
Speaker:Mr. Ran Schley
Affiliation:Physics Department and Solid State Institute, Technion
Location:Solid State Auditorium(Entrance)
Remark:M.Sc. Student of Distinguished Professor Moti Segev
Abstract:Recent years have witnessed considerable rise in the study of self-accelerating beams –
shape-preserving beams displaying spatial acceleration and self-healing. In this talk I will
present a new kind of self-healing property of the accelerating beam to overcome linear and
nonlinear losses, and introduce loss-proof accelerating beams. Such beams can create longrange
loss-proof plasmons and,as I will demonstrate experimentally, manipulate particles
in absorbing fluids, steering the particles to steep angles . In transparent media (e.g., free
space), these beams show exponential growth in intensity during propagation, which
facilitates other novel applications in particle acceleration and ignition of nonlinear