Light bullets by synthetic diffraction-dispersion matching
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We put forward a new approach to generate stable, fully three-dimensional light bullets, which is based on the matching of the intrinsic material dispersion with a suitable effective diffraction. The matching is achieved in adequate waveguide arrays whose refractive index is periodically modulated along the direction of light propagation. We show that by using nonconventional, out-of-phase longitudinal modulation of the refractive index of neighboring channels, it is possible to tune the effective diffraction to match the intrinsic material group velocity dispersion. Three-dimensional light bullets are shown to form at reduced energy levels, in settings where the dispersion would be far too weak to generate bullets in the absence of array.
CitacióLobanov, V.; Kartashov, Y.; Torner, L. Light bullets by synthetic diffraction-dispersion matching. "Physical review letters", 03 Juliol 2010, vol. 105, núm. 3, p. 1-4.
Versió de l'editorhttp://prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v105/i3/e033901