OSA's Digital Library

Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

| EXPLORING THE INTERFACE OF LIGHT AND BIOMEDICINE

  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 6, Iss. 7 — Jul. 27, 2011

General quasi-nonspreading linear three-dimensional wave packets

Olga V. Borovkova, Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Valery E. Lobanov, Victor A. Vysloukh, and Lluis Torner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 12, pp. 2176-2178 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002176


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (486 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We introduce a general approach for generation of sets of three-dimensional quasi-nonspreading wave packets propagating in linear media, also referred to as linear light bullets. The spectrum of rigorously nonspreading wave packets in media with anomalous group velocity dispersion is localized on the surface of a sphere, thus drastically restricting the possible wave packet shapes. However, broadening slightly the spectrum affords the generation of a large variety of quasi-nonspreading distributions featuring complex topologies and shapes in space and time that are of interest in different areas, such as biophysics or nanosurgery. Here we discuss the method and show several illustrative examples of its potential.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 30, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 4, 2011
Published: June 3, 2011

Virtual Issues
Vol. 6, Iss. 7 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Olga V. Borovkova, Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Valery E. Lobanov, Victor A. Vysloukh, and Lluis Torner, "General quasi-nonspreading linear three-dimensional wave packets," Opt. Lett. 36, 2176-2178 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-12-2176

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited