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We demonstrate the existence of an additional class of stationary accelerating Airy wave forms that exist in the presence of third-order (Kerr) nonlinearity and nonlinear losses. Numerical simulations and experiments, in agreement with the analytical model, highlight how these stationary solutions sustain the nonlinear evolution of Airy beams. The generic nature of the Airy solution allows extension of these results to other settings, and a variety of applications are suggested. 2011 American Physical Society.
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Lotti, A., Faccio, D., Couairon, A., Papazoglou, D. G., Panagiotopoulos, P., Abdollahpour, D., & Tzortzakis, S.