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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 1999
  • pp: 1859–1861

Solitons and collapse suppression due to parametric interaction in bulk Kerr media

Alexander V. Buryak, Victoria V. Steblina, and Rowland A. Sammut  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 24, pp. 1859-1861 (1999)

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We demonstrate that weak parametric interaction of a fundamental beam with its harmonic field in a Kerr medium can drastically modify the beam dynamics, giving rise to very complex bifurcation phenomena and quasi solitons. Most importantly, we reveal a novel physical mechanism of the collapse suppression in a bulk optical Kerr medium: parametric coupling to a weakly radiating harmonic field.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

Alexander V. Buryak, Victoria V. Steblina, and Rowland A. Sammut, "Solitons and collapse suppression due to parametric interaction in bulk Kerr media," Opt. Lett. 24, 1859-1861 (1999)

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