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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 1993
  • pp: 1609–1611

Fully three-dimensional collisions of bistable light bullets

D. E. Edmundson and R. H. Enns  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 18, Issue 19, pp. 1609-1611 (1993)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.18.001609


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Abstract

To break cylindrical symmetry and to achieve fully three-dimensional collisions of bistable light bullets, we have investigated the effect of a varying impact parameter. Novel effects such as soliton tunneling and spiral arm formation have been observed, some of which have no direct one-dimensional analog. The extreme stability and attractorlike behavior of optical bullets is demonstrated.

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History
Original Manuscript: April 26, 1993
Published: October 1, 1993

Citation
D. E. Edmundson and R. H. Enns, "Fully three-dimensional collisions of bistable light bullets," Opt. Lett. 18, 1609-1611 (1993)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-18-19-1609


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