Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking, Self-Trapping, and Josephson Oscillations

  • Boris A. Malomed

Part of the Progress in Optical Science and Photonics book series (POSP, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. T. Ackemann, Y. Noblet, P. V. Paulau, C. McIntyre, P. Colet, W. J. Firth et al.
    Pages 49-87
  3. I. V. Kabakova, I. Uddin, J. Jeyaratnam, C. M. de Sterke, B. A. Malomed
    Pages 149-165
  4. Yaroslav V. Kartashov, Vladimir V. Konotop, Victor A. Vysloukh, Dmitry A. Zezyulin
    Pages 167-200
  5. Victor V. Kozlov, Javier Nuño, Juan Diego Ania-Castañón, Stefan Wabnitz
    Pages 227-246
  6. Alexander A. Nepomnyashchy
    Pages 309-320
  7. V. S. Bagnato, V. I. Yukalov
    Pages 377-401
  8. T. P. Billam, A. L. Marchant, S. L. Cornish, S. A. Gardiner, N. G. Parker
    Pages 403-455
  9. B. Juliá-Díaz, J. Martorell, A. Polls
    Pages 473-484

About this book

Introduction

This volume collects a number of contributions on the general theme of spontaneous symmetry breaking in nonlinear systems, and related topics.

Current studies in these areas are going ahead at a full speed. Chapters included into the book present an overview on major recent achievements.

They cover a number of different physical settings, which are introduced when a nonlinearity is added to underlying symmetric configurations. The spontaneous symmetry breaking, alias self-trapping into asymmetric states, happens when the strength of the nonlinearity exceeds a certain critical value.

A related generic dynamical effect appears in the form of Josephson oscillations between mutually symmetric states. Theoretical studies of these phenomena, as well as related experimental findings, are extensively discussed in the book - chiefly, in the context of Bose-Einstein condensates and nonlinear optics.

Keywords

Bose-Einstein-Condensation BEC Josephson oscillations dual-core systems nonlinear Hamiltonian nonlinear optical fibers nonlinear optics photorefractive media self-trapping supercritical symmetry breaking symmetry breaking bifurcation

Editors and affiliations

  • Boris A. Malomed
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering The Iby and Aladar FleischmanTel Aviv UniversityRamat AvivIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21207-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-21206-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-21207-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2363-5096
  • Series Online ISSN 2363-510X
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