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10 June 2013 Linear and nonlinear light bullets: recent developments
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Proceedings Volume 8882, ROMOPTO 2012: Tenth Conference on Optics: Micro- to Nanophotonics III; 88820J (2013)
Event: ROMOPTO International Conference on Micro- to Nano-Photonics III, 2012, Bucharest, Romania
The spatiotemporal optical solitons (alias nonlinear “light bullets”) are nondiffracting and nondispersing wave packets propagating in nonlinear optical media. The three-dimensional spatiotemporal solitons are localized (self-guided) in two transverse (spatial) dimensions and in the direction of propagation due to the balance of anomalous group-velocity dispersion of the medium in which they form and nonlinear self-phase modulation. The formation of fully threedimensional spatiotemporal optical solitons in two-dimensional photonic lattices was reported in recent experiments. Also, linear light bullets, which are robust and versatile localized wave packets combining Bessel beams in the transverse plane with temporal Airy pulses have been reported experimentally. A brief up-to-date survey of recent theoretical and experimental studies of the formation, stability and robustness of linear and nonlinear light bullets in various physical settings is given.
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Dumitru Mihalache "Linear and nonlinear light bullets: recent developments", Proc. SPIE 8882, ROMOPTO 2012: Tenth Conference on Optics: Micro- to Nanophotonics III, 88820J (10 June 2013);

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