In addition to subluminal solitons and superluminal conical beams, self-focusing media also support a luminal nonspreading beam with hybrid solitary–conical properties. Its existence reveals that spatial solitons may also have a conical structure, and vice versa.
© 2011 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 15, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 28, 2011
Published: April 29, 2011
Miguel A. Porras, "A hybrid solitary–conical self-guided light beam in self-focusing media," Opt. Lett. 36, 1710-1712 (2011)