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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2006
  • pp: 4013–4025

Optical bullets and “rockets” in nonlinear dissipative systems and their transformations and interactions.

J. M. Soto-Crespo, Philippe Grelu, and Nail Akhmediev  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 9, pp. 4013-4025 (2006)

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We demonstrate the existence of stable optical light bullets in nonlinear dissipative media for both cases of normal and anomalous chromatic dispersion. The prediction is based on direct numerical simulations of the (3+1)-dimensional complex cubic-quintic Ginzburg-Landau equation. We do not impose conditions of spherical or cylindrical symmetry. Regions of existence of stable bullets are determined in the parameter space. Beyond the domain of parameters where stable bullets are found, unstable bullets can be transformed into “rockets” i.e. bullets elongated in the temporal domain. A few examples of the interaction between two optical bullets are considered using spatial and temporal interaction planes.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: March 14, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 13, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 13, 2006
Published: May 1, 2006

J. M. Soto-Crespo, Philippe Grelu, and Nail Akhmediev, "Optical bullets and “rockets” in nonlinear dissipative systems and their transformations and interactions.," Opt. Express 14, 4013-4025 (2006)

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