Stationary nonlinear Airy beams

A. Lotti, D. Faccio, A. Couairon, D. G. Papazoglou, P. Panagiotopoulos, D. Abdollahpour, S. Tzortzakis

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We demonstrate the existence of an additional class of stationary accelerating Airy wave forms that exist in the presence of third-order (Kerr) nonlinearity and nonlinear losses. Numerical simulations and experiments, in agreement with the analytical model, highlight how these stationary solutions sustain the nonlinear evolution of Airy beams. The generic nature of the Airy solution allows extension of these results to other settings, and a variety of applications are suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Article number021807
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 22 Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Lotti, A., Faccio, D., Couairon, A., Papazoglou, D. G., Panagiotopoulos, P., Abdollahpour, D., & Tzortzakis, S. (2011). Stationary nonlinear Airy beams. Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 84(2), [021807].