Space-Time Bullet Trains via modulation instability and nonlocal solitons

M. Peccianti, I. B. Burgess, G. Assanto and R. Morandotti

Opt. Express 18 (6), 593441 (2010)


We introduce the generation of dense trains of light-bullets in nonlocal nonlinear dielectrics. We exploit stable spatio-temporal selftrapped optical packets stemming from the interplay between local electronic and nonlocal reorientational nonlinearities, considering a seeded temporal modulation instability by specifically referring to nematic liquid crystals