Abstract

We predict the existence of a new type of spatiotemporal soliton (so-called light bullets) in two-dimensional self-induced-transparency media with refractive-index modulation in the direction transverse to that of pulse propagation. These self-localized guided modes are found in an approximate analytical form. Their existence and stability are confirmed by numerical simulations, and they may have advantageous properties for signal transmission.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

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