Spiralling of two-dimensional beams and three-dimensional light bullets in nonlinear media

A. S. Desyatnikov, A. I. Maimistov

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-202
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventVIII International Readings on Quantum Optics (IRQO'99) - Kazan, Russia
Duration: Oct 27 1999Oct 29 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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