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Spatiotemporal optical solitons in nonlinear dissipative media: From stationary light bullets to pulsating complexes
 

Summary: Spatiotemporal optical solitons in nonlinear dissipative media:
From stationary light bullets to pulsating complexes
Nail Akhmediev
Optical Sciences Group, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering,
The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
J. M. Soto-Crespo
Instituto de Óptica, C.S.I.C., Serrano 121, 28006 Madrid, Spain
Philippe Grelu
Institut Carnot de Bourgogne, Unité Mixte de Recherche 5209 du C.N.R.S, Université de Bourgogne,
BP 47870, 21078 Dijon Cedex, France
Received 19 February 2007; accepted 15 May 2007; published online 28 September 2007
Nonlinear dissipative systems display the full 3+1 D spatiotemporal dynamics of stable optical
solitons. We review recent results that were obtained within the complex cubic-quintic Ginzburg-
Landau equation model. Numerical simulations reveal the existence of stationary bell-shaped
3+1 D solitons for both anomalous and normal chromatic dispersion regimes, as well as the
formation of double soliton complexes. We provide additional insight concerning the possible
dynamics of these soliton complexes, consider collision cases between two solitons, and discuss the
ways nonstationary evolution can lead to optical pattern formation. © 2007 American Institute of
Physics. DOI: 10.1063/1.2746830
The subject of dissipative solitons has emerged recently,

  

Source: Akhmediev, Nail - Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University
Australian National University, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Optical Sciences Group

 

Collections: Engineering; Physics