Self-stabilized spatiotemporal dynamics of dissipative light bullets generated from inputs without spherical symmetry in three-dimensional Ginzburg-Landau systems

Journal Article

In order to meet experimental conditions, the generation, evolution, and self-stabilization of optical dissipative light bullets from non-spherically-symmetric input pulses is studied. Steady-state solutions of the (3+1) -dimensional complex cubic-quintic Ginzburg-Landau equation are computed using the variational approach with a trial function asymmetric with respect to three transverse coordinates. The analytical stability criterion is extended to systems without spherical symmetry, allowing determination of the domain of dissipative parameters for stable solitonic solutions. The analytical predictions are confirmed by numerical evolution of the asymmetric input pulses toward stable dissipative light bullets. Once established, the dissipative light bullet remains surprisingly robust. © 2007 The American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Aleksić, NB; Skarka, V; Timotijević, DV; Gauthier, D

Published Date

  • 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 75 / 6

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1050-2947

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevA.75.061802