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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 14 — Jul. 6, 2009
  • pp: 11328–11334

Light bullets in Bessel optical lattices with spatially modulated nonlinearity

Fangwei Ye, Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Bambi Hu, and Lluis Torner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 14, pp. 11328-11334 (2009)

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We address the stability of light bullets supported by Bessel optical lattices with out-of-phase modulation of the linear and nonlinear refractive indices. We show that spatial modulation of the nonlinearity significantly modifies the shapes and stability domains of the light bullets. The addressed bullets can be stable, provided that the peak intensity does not exceed a critical value. We show that the width of the stability domain in terms of the propagation constant may be controlled by varying the nonlinearity modulation depth. In particular, we show that the maximum energy of the stable bullets grows with increasing nonlinearity modulation depth.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 15, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 6, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 9, 2009
Published: June 22, 2009

Fangwei Ye, Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Bambi Hu, and Lluis Torner, "Light bullets in Bessel optical lattices with spatially modulated nonlinearity," Opt. Express 17, 11328-11334 (2009)

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