We theoretically investigate the propagation of bright spatial solitary waves in highly nonlocal media possessing radial symmetry in a three-dimensional cylindrical geometry. Focusing on a thermal nonlinearity, modeled by a Poisson equation, we show how the profile of the light-induced waveguide strongly depends on the extension of the nonlinear medium in the propagation direction as compared to the beamwidth. We demonstrate that self-trapped beams undergo oscillations in size, either periodically or aperiodically, depending on the input waist and power. The-usually neglected-role of the longitudinal nonlocality as well as the detrimental effect of absorptive losses are addressed.
|Titolo:||Spatial optical solitons in highly nonlocal media|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|