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Cavity light bullets in a dispersive Kerr medium

Cavity light bullets in a dispersive Kerr medium
Cavity light bullets in a dispersive Kerr medium
We demonstrate the existence of three-dimensional localized structures, known as cavity light bullets, that circulate in a driven cavity filled with a self-focusing dispersive medium. Though unstable, we show through a linear stability analysis how a multiphoton absorption can stabilize these structures. Bullets may be written and erased from the cavity at controlled positions, allowing them to act as elements in three-dimensional pixel arrays. We illustrate the process of writing and erasing bullets in the cavity through dynamic numerical simulations.

1050-2947
33832
Jenkins, S.D.
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Prati, F.
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Lugiato, L.
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Columbo, L.
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Brambilla, M.
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Jenkins, S.D.
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Prati, F.
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Lugiato, L.
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Jenkins, S.D., Prati, F., Lugiato, L., Columbo, L. and Brambilla, M. (2009) Cavity light bullets in a dispersive Kerr medium. Physical Review A, 80 (3), 33832. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.80.033832).

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Abstract

We demonstrate the existence of three-dimensional localized structures, known as cavity light bullets, that circulate in a driven cavity filled with a self-focusing dispersive medium. Though unstable, we show through a linear stability analysis how a multiphoton absorption can stabilize these structures. Bullets may be written and erased from the cavity at controlled positions, allowing them to act as elements in three-dimensional pixel arrays. We illustrate the process of writing and erasing bullets in the cavity through dynamic numerical simulations.

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Published date: 22 September 2009

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Local EPrints ID: 175763
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/175763
ISSN: 1050-2947
PURE UUID: 0c87482b-7456-43b8-8d91-13e46a983750

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Date deposited: 28 Feb 2011 11:39
Last modified: 08 Jan 2022 02:32

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Author: S.D. Jenkins
Author: F. Prati
Author: L. Lugiato
Author: L. Columbo
Author: M. Brambilla

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