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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2006
  • pp: 56–61

Stable propagation of pulsed beams in Kerr focusing media with modulated dispersion

María I. Rodas-Verde, Gaspar D. Montesinos, Humberto Michinel, and Víctor M. Pérez-García  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 1, pp. 56-61 (2006)

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We propose the modulation of dispersion to prevent collapse of planar pulsed beams that propagate in Kerr-type self-focusing optical media. As a result, we find a new type of two-dimensional spatiotemporal soliton stabilized by dispersion management. We have studied the existence and properties of these solitary waves both analytically and numerically. We show that the adequate choice of the modulation parameters optimizes the stabilization of the pulse.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

María I. Rodas-Verde, Gaspar D. Montesinos, Humberto Michinel, and Víctor M. Pérez-García, "Stable propagation of pulsed beams in Kerr focusing media with modulated dispersion," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 56-61 (2006)

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