Self-Accelerating Self-Trapped Optical Beams
Abbreviated Journal Title
Phys. Rev. Lett.
AIRY BEAMS; PHOTOREFRACTIVE MEDIA; SCREENING SOLITONS; WAVE-PACKETS; GENERATION; Physics, Multidisciplinary
We present self-accelerating self-trapped beams in nonlinear optical media, exhibiting self-focusing and self-defocusing Kerr and saturable nonlinearities, as well as a quadratic response. In Kerr and saturable media such beams are stable under self-defocusing and weak self-focusing, whereas for strong self-focusing the beams off-shoot solitons while their main lobe continues to accelerate. Self-accelerating self-trapped wave packets are universal, and can also be found in matter waves, plasma, etc.
Physical Review Letters
"Self-Accelerating Self-Trapped Optical Beams" (2011). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 1453.