Observation of Bessel-beam self-trapping

Mariano Flammini*, Giuseppe Di Domenico, Davide Pierangeli, Fabrizio Di Mei, Aharon J. Agranat, Eugenio Delre

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We predict and observe Bessel-beam optical self-trapping in a strongly self-focusing medium. Nonlinearity leads to solutions with a signature pulsing along the propagation direction, a breather that we observe in a photorefractive potassium-lithium-tantalate-niobate crystal. The nonlinear construct is formed as an interference pattern locks together with a diffracting wave.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number033808
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number3
StatePublished - 7 Sep 2018

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