We study the formation and the dynamics of spatially broad light bullets generated in silica waveguide arrays. We show that these bullets are metastable even in the presence of high-order dispersion, coupling dispersion, and the Raman effect and can be approximated by the hyperbolic secant function with a high degree of accuracy. We also investigate the formation of narrow light bullets which are spatially localized in only a few adjacent waveguides and short in time. We reveal that the latter are extremely robust even in the presence of the Raman effect.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics