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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1479–1483

Spatiotemporal interaction of optical beams in bidispersive media

Nikolaos Moshonas, Yannis Kominis, Panagiotis Papagiannis, Kyriakos Hizanidis, and Demetrios N. Christodoulides  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 8, pp. 1479-1483 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.26.001479


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Abstract

The interaction of optical beams in bidispersive nonlinear media with self-focusing nonlinearity is numerically investigated. Under proper conditions, the interaction of spatially separated beams can lead to the creation of two prominent filaments along the other spatial or temporal dimension and, thus, to an effective spatiospatial or spatiotemporal exchange. This X-wave generation-based effect could potentially be exploited in optical realizations of spatial or spatiotemporal filtering.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
(320.7120) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast phenomena
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 12, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 22, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 24, 2009
Published: July 1, 2009

Citation
Nikolaos Moshonas, Yannis Kominis, Panagiotis Papagiannis, Kyriakos Hizanidis, and Demetrios N. Christodoulides, "Spatiotemporal interaction of optical beams in bidispersive media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 1479-1483 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-26-8-1479


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