Spatial solitons in Kerr and Kerr-like media
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- Akhmediev, N.N. Optical and Quantum Electronics (1998) 30: 535. doi:10.1023/A:1006902715737
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This is a review paper of basic knowledge and recent advances in the area of spatial solitons in Kerr and Kerr-like media. We consider spatial bright and dark solitons, solitons in waveguide geometries, optical bullets, vortex solitons and, briefly, dissipative cases. In our treatment, we use a Hamiltonian approach when considering stability issues.