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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 21 — Oct. 10, 2011
  • pp: 20009–20014

Continuous generation of “light bullets” in dissipative media by an annularly periodic potential

Bin Liu and Xing-Dao He  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 21, pp. 20009-20014 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.020009


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Abstract

We report novel dynamical regimes of “light bullets” supported by an annularly periodic potential in the three-dimensional (3D) complex Ginzburg-Landau equation with the cubic-quintic nonlinearity. This is a model of an active optical medium with respective expanding anti-waveguiding structures with m2 (integer) annularly periodic modulation. If the potentials are strong enough, they give rise to continuous generation of m jets light bullet by an initial light bullet initially placed at the center. The influence of m and diffusivity term (viscosity) β on the corresponding strength of potential is studied. In the case of m = 0 (conical geometry), these are concentric waves expanding in the radial direction.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 17, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 6, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 6, 2011
Published: September 28, 2011

Citation
Bin Liu and Xing-Dao He, "Continuous generation of “light bullets” in dissipative media by an annularly periodic potential," Opt. Express 19, 20009-20014 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-21-20009


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