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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2924–2926

Continuous-wave-controlled nonlinear x-wave generation

Yannis Kominis, Nikolaos Moshonas, Panagiotis Papagiannis, Kyriakos Hizanidis, and Demetrios N. Christodoulides  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 21, pp. 2924-2926 (2005)

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We demonstrate that the interaction between a two-dimensional localized wave packet and a continuous-wave background can lead to efficient x-wave generation in nonlinear bidispersive optical systems. This x-wave generation process was found to depend on both the relative phase and amplitude of the background with respect to the superimposed wave packet. Pertinent configurations that lead to such generation are considered.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
(320.7120) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast phenomena

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Nonlinear Optics

Yannis Kominis, Nikolaos Moshonas, Panagiotis Papagiannis, Kyriakos Hizanidis, and Demetrios N. Christodoulides, "Continuous-wave-controlled nonlinear x-wave generation," Opt. Lett. 30, 2924-2926 (2005)

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