Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 30, Issue 7, pp 535–569

Spatial solitons in Kerr and Kerr-like media

  • N. N. Akhmediev

DOI: 10.1023/A:1006902715737

Cite this article as:
Akhmediev, N.N. Optical and Quantum Electronics (1998) 30: 535. doi:10.1023/A:1006902715737


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.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. N. Akhmediev
    • 1
  1. 1.Optical Sciences CentreThe Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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