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Opt Lett. 2007 Apr 1;32(7):820-2.

Elliptic X-shaped light bullets.

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  • 1Key Laboratory of Optical and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Department of Physics, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.


Elliptic X-shaped light bullets, which are generated as nondiffraction elliptic Bessel-like beams with central humps of elliptical shape during the propagation of asymmetric input ultrashort pulses in normal dispersive quadratic media, are demonstrated to be quite stable against wave-packet breakup due to asymmetric input or anisotropic diffraction. Walking elliptic X-shaped light bullets can be observed without spatial wave-packet breakup for strongly coupled fundamental-wave and second-harmonic ultrashort pulses with nonvanishing group-velocity mismatch.

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