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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1997
  • pp: 16–18

Mighty morphing spatial solitons and bullets

Allan W. Snyder and John D. Mitchell  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 22, Issue 1, pp. 16-18 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.22.000016


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Abstract

We give what we believe to be the first closed-form exact expression for the dynamic evolution of nonstationary beams of arbitrary intensity and width propagating in a uniform nonlinear medium and in both two and three dimensions. This shows that periodic and quasi-periodic (nonradiating) beams can exist in a non-Kerr nonlinear medium. The Schrödinger equation is solved for Gaussian beams in a saturable medium. For one critical (initial) beam width, the Gaussian is a stable stationary soliton or bullet, independent of its intensity; otherwise, it breathes. New quasi-periodic beams (mighty morphing solitons) and bullets (mighty morphs) of elliptical cross section also exist whose ellipticity changes with propagation.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

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Allan W. Snyder and John D. Mitchell, "Mighty morphing spatial solitons and bullets," Opt. Lett. 22, 16-18 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-22-1-16

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