4 March 2016 Soliton formation by interacting Airy beams
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Proceedings Volume 9764, Complex Light and Optical Forces X; 97640S (2016) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2213527
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2016, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
In this contribution, we experimentally demonstrate a new type of spatial solitons arising from the mutual interaction of multiple two-dimensional Airy beams in a photorefractive nonlinear refractive index medium. Thereby, we combine two important concepts of optics: the fascinating accelerated Airy beams and nonlinear beam localization such as spatial soliton formation. We investigate the generation of this novel type of solitons and soliton pairs with respect to the number and phase relation of the superimposed Airy beams and support all experiments with comprehensive numerical simulations.
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F. Diebel, F. Diebel, D. V. Timotijević, D. V. Timotijević, D. M. Jović Savić, D. M. Jović Savić, C. Denz, C. Denz, } "Soliton formation by interacting Airy beams", Proc. SPIE 9764, Complex Light and Optical Forces X, 97640S (4 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2213527; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2213527
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