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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2010
  • pp: 5934–5941

Space-time bullet trains via modulation instability and nonlocal solitons

Marco Peccianti, Ian B. Burgess, Gaetano Assanto, and Roberto Morandotti  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 6, pp. 5934-5941 (2010)

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We introduce the generation of dense trains of light-bullets in nonlocal nonlinear dielectrics. We exploit stable spatio-temporal self-trapped optical packets stemming from the interplay between local electronic and nonlocal reorientational nonlinearities, considering a seeded temporal modulation instability by specifically referring to nematic liquid crystals.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: December 8, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 7, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 16, 2010
Published: March 10, 2010

Marco Peccianti, Ian B. Burgess, Gaetano Assanto, and Roberto Morandotti, "Space-time bullet trains via modulation instability and nonlocal solitons," Opt. Express 18, 5934-5941 (2010)

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