Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. A.D. Boardman, L. Velasco, P. Egan
    Pages 19-35
  3. E. Ultanir, G.I. Stegeman, D. Michaelis, C.H. Lange, F. Lederer
    Pages 37-54
  4. V.B. Taranenko, G. Slekys, C.O. Weiss
    Pages 131-160
  5. U. Peschel, D. Michaelis, Z. Bakonyi, G. Onishchukov, F. Lederer
    Pages 161-181
  6. S.T. Cundiff
    Pages 183-206
  7. H.-G. Purwins, H.U. Bödeker, A.W. Liehr
    Pages 267-308
  8. N.K. Efremidis, D.N. Christodoulides
    Pages 309-325
  9. F.Kh. Abdullaev
    Pages 327-341
  10. R. Conte, M. Musette
    Pages 373-406
  11. Back Matter

About this book

Introduction

This volume is devoted to the exciting topic of dissipative solitons, i.e. pulses or spatially localised waves in systems exhibiting gain and loss. Examples are laser systems, nonlinear resonators and optical transmission lines. The physical principles and mathematical concepts are explained in a clear and concise way, suitable for students and young researchers. The similarities and differences in the notion of a soliton between dissipative systems and Hamiltonian and integrable systems are discussed, and many examples are given. The contributions are written by the world's leading experts in the field, making it a unique exposition of this emerging topic.

Keywords

Absorption Dissipative systems Lasers Solitons Transmission dynamics laser optical communication semiconductor

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b11728
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-23373-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-31528-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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