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Spiralling of two-dimensional beams and three-dimensional light bullets in nonlinear media
Author(s): Anton S. Desyatnikov; Andrei I. Maimistov
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Paper Abstract

The phenomenon of rotation of optical solitons propagated in a nonlinear medium is investigated theoretically. The orbiting state with formation of a space structure, similar double helix, can arise, when the solitons are directed noncoplanarly. Numerical solution of the variational equations for the beams, interacting in Kerr medium, reveals that if the powers of beams are less than critical power of a self-focusing, it is possible to select parameters of beams, when the diffraction bleed is the slower process on a comparison with shaping of a helix. In the cubic-quintic media the multidimensional solitons are stable and analysis of angular momentum conservation and interaction potential of a soliton pair show, that stable orbiting state can be used for all-optical over-fast switches in a bulk media.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 January 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4061, IRQO '99: Quantum Optics, (14 January 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.375325
Show Author Affiliations
Anton S. Desyatnikov, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (Australia)
Andrei I. Maimistov, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4061:
IRQO '99: Quantum Optics
Vitaly V. Samartsev, Editor(s)

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