So An Airy Beam Is A...
"To make the beam, the researchers directed a centimeter-wide laser beam onto a watch-sized liquid crystal display screen called a spatial light modulator (SLM). The reflectivity of each pixel on this screen is related to its index of refraction, so the device allows control of the precise phase of light reflected from each spot."
It seems to me, a Sony SXRD or suchlike might do for experimentation.
The reflective surface of the LCD screen, just like a lens or a diffraction grating, is a special case of a hologram.
The individual photons in an airy beam do not travel in a curve. The gravitational field of the lens/grating/pinhole/hologram bends spacetime.
An airy beam is a hologram of a curved line; it can as easily be a data frame. Inside an optical chip, the individual bits of this data frame can be instructions or data. The energy of the light itself can be made to operate switches, etc. without an intermediate "electronic" step.
The output of the chip might be an array of modulated reflectors on the surface, "read" by a laser beam reflected into the next device. Certainly faster than liquid crystal.
More on wavelets at http://www.tinaja.com/wave01.asp