We study the propagation of intense optical beams in layered Kerr media. With appropriate shapes, beams with a power close to the self-focusing threshold are shown to propagate over long distances as quasi-stationary waveguides in cubic media supporting a periodic nonlinear refractive index.
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L. BergÃ, V. K. Mezentsev, J. Juul Rasmussen, P. Leth Christiansen, and Yu. B. Gaididei, "Self-guiding light in layered nonlinear media," Opt. Lett. 25, 1037-1039 (2000)