Crosignani, B. and Di Porto, P. and Piazzolla, S. (1992) Propagation and stability of optical pulses in a diffractive dispersive non-linear medium. Pure and Applied Optics, 1 (1). pp. 7-12. ISSN 0963-9659 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:CROpao92
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Propagation and stability of light pulses under the combined influence of the optical Kerr effect, dispersion and diffraction are investigated by adopting a variational procedure. In particular, it is found that 'light bullets', i.e. radially symmetric pulses propagating without distortion, are not necessarily unstable under perturbations which do not maintain radial symmetry.
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