Abstract

Under the combined effect of diffraction, anomalous dispersion, and nonlinear refraction, an optical pulse can collapse simultaneously in time and space. Such a collapse could yield short pulses with extremely large optical fields. Light bullets—pulses that propagate without change in space or time—are also possible. The condition for such a collapse and possible experiments are discussed.

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Wojciech Nasalski, "Aberrationless effects of nonlinear propagation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 13, 1736-1747 (1996)
https://www.osapublishing.org/josab/abstract.cfm?uri=josab-13-8-1736

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