## Spatiotemporal solitons in birefringent media near the zero-dispersion point

JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 9, pp. 1911-1919 (2006)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.23.001911

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### Abstract

We present a new species of spatiotemporal solitons (STSs, alias light bullets) that may be formed through the interaction of two waves with different polarizations in a birefringent Kerr medium near the point at which the second-order group-velocity dispersion (GVD) vanishes in the presence of a uniform cw background in one component. The analysis is based on an asymptotic reduction of the two cross-phase, modulation-coupled

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**OCIS Codes**

(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

**ToC Category:**

Nonlinear Optics

**History**

Original Manuscript: February 3, 2006

Revised Manuscript: April 6, 2006

Manuscript Accepted: April 7, 2006

**Citation**

E. P. Fitrakis, H. E. Nistazakis, B. A. Malomed, D. J. Frantzeskakis, and P. G. Kevrekidis, "Spatiotemporal solitons in birefringent media near the zero-dispersion point," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B **23**, 1911-1919 (2006)

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