# Spatiotemporal optical solitons

@article{Malomed2005SpatiotemporalOS, title={Spatiotemporal optical solitons}, author={Boris A. Malomed and Dumitru Mihalache and Frank W. Wise and Lluis Torner}, journal={Journal of Optics B-quantum and Semiclassical Optics}, year={2005}, volume={7} }

In the course of the past several years, a new level of understanding has been achieved about conditions for the existence, stability, and generation of spatiotemporal optical solitons, which are nondiffracting and nondispersing wavepackets propagating in nonlinear optical media. Experimentally, effectively two-dimensional (2D) spatiotemporal solitons that overcome diffraction in one transverse spatial dimension have been created in quadratic nonlinear media. With regard to the theory…

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