Spatiotemporal airy light bullets in the linear and nonlinear regimes. Academic Article uri icon


  • We demonstrate the realization of intense Airy-Airy-Airy (Airy(3)) light bullets by combining a spatial Airy beam with an Airy pulse in time. The Airy(3) light bullets belong to a family of linear spatiotemporal wave packets that do not require any specific tuning of the material optical properties for their formation and withstand both diffraction and dispersion during their propagation. We show that the Airy(3) light bullets are robust up to the high intensity regime, since they are capable of healing the nonlinearly induced distortions of their spatiotemporal profile.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Abdollahpour, D., Suntsov, S., Papazoglou, D. G., & Tzortzakis, S.

citation count

  • 357

complete list of authors

  • Abdollahpour, Daryoush||Suntsov, Sergiy||Papazoglou, Dimitrios G||Tzortzakis, Stelios

publication date

  • December 2010