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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2004
  • pp: 887–889

Optical light bullets in a pure Kerr medium

Gadi Fibich and Boaz Ilan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 8, pp. 887-889 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.000887


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Abstract

We show that small negative fourth-order dispersion can arrest spatiotemporal collapse of ultrashort pulses with anomalous dispersion in a planar waveguide with pure Kerr nonlinearity, resulting in (2+1) D optical bullets. Similarly to solitons, these bullets undergo elastic collisions. Since these bullets can self-trap from noisy Gaussian input beams and propagate without any power losses, this result may be used to realize experimentally stable, nondissipative optical bullets.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

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

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Gadi Fibich and Boaz Ilan, "Optical light bullets in a pure Kerr medium," Opt. Lett. 29, 887-889 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-8-887

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