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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2008
  • pp: 2698–2700

Diffraction properties of optical localized structures

U. Bortolozzo, F. Haudin, and S. Residori  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 22, pp. 2698-2700 (2008)

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The propagation properties of transverse localized structures are studied experimentally and numerically, showing that their free-space behavior is determined by the features acquired during the nonlinear light–matter interaction at their origin. For a Kerr-like nonlinearity in the optical loop, localized structures show a focalization followed by the formation of a local minimum of the intensity, these features reappearing outside the loop in the near-field region of their free-space propagation.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: April 11, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 7, 2008
Published: November 14, 2008

U. Bortolozzo, F. Haudin, and S. Residori, "Diffraction properties of optical localized structures," Opt. Lett. 33, 2698-2700 (2008)

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