Provides perspectives by leading researchers which give an overview of the field
Presents an up-to-date overview of stationary, pulsating, and chaotic dissipative optical solitons
Surveys the state-of-the-art for several kinds of passively mode-locked fiber lasers
Part of the book series: Springer Series in Optical Sciences (SSOS, volume 238)
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Table of contents (16 chapters)
About this book
This book introduces the basic concept of a dissipative soliton, before going to explore recent theoretical and experimental results for various classes of dissipative optical solitons, high-energy dissipative solitons and their applications, and mode-locked fiber lasers.
A soliton is a concept which describes various physical phenomena ranging from solitary waves forming on water to ultrashort optical pulses propagating in an optical fiber. While solitons are usually attributed to integrability, in recent years the notion of a soliton has been extended to various systems which are not necessarily integrable. Until now, the main emphasis has been given to well-known conservative soliton systems, but new avenues of inquiry were opened when physicists realized that solitary waves did indeed exist in a wide range of non-integrable and non-conservative systems leading to the concept of so-called dissipative optical solitons.
Dissipative optical solitons have many unique properties which differ from those of their conservative counterparts. For example, except for very few cases, they form zero-parameter families and their properties are completely determined by the external parameters of the optical system. They can exist indefinitely in time, as long as these parameters stay constant. These features of dissipative solitons are highly desirable for several applications, such as in-line regeneration of optical data streams and generation of stable trains of laser pulses by mode-locked cavities.
- dissipative solitons
- mode-locked lasers
- Ginzburg-Landau equation
- nonlinear pulse propagation
- optical fiber solitons
- high-energy optical pulses
- soliton fiber lasers
Editors and Affiliations
I3N-Institute of Nanostructures, Nanomodelling and Nanofabrication, Department of Physics University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
Mário F. S. Ferreira
About the editor
He is a Senior Member of the Optical Society of America (OSA), SPIE - The International Society for Optical and Photonics, IEEE Photonics Society, and the Portuguese Physical Society. He has been a member of the Membership & Education Services Council, Publications Council, Web Committee, and Special Publications Activities Committee of OSA. He has been a member of the Symposia Committee and the SPIE Awards Committee of SPIE. He is a Travelling Lecturer of SPIE and OSA, having been invited to present lectures in many countries around the world. He has been the General Chair of the Optical Sensors Meeting, part of the annual OSA Advanced Photonics Congress since 2010. He served also in the technical committees of various international conferences and as a reviewer of several scientific journals in the area of optics and optoelectronics.
He is presently an Associate Editor of “Optical Fiber Technology- Materials, Devices, and Systems” (Elsevier) and a member of the Advisory Board of “Fiber and Integrated Optics” (Taylor & Francis), “Nonlinear Optics, Quantum Optics” (Old City Publishing, Inc.), “Journal of Optics and Photonics” (Herbert Publications), and “International Journal of Optics” (Hindawi Publishing Corporation).
Book Title: Dissipative Optical Solitons
Editors: Mário F. S. Ferreira
Series Title: Springer Series in Optical Sciences
Publisher: Springer Cham
eBook Packages: Physics and Astronomy, Physics and Astronomy (R0)
Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-97492-3Published: 24 September 2022
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-97495-4Due: 08 October 2023
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-97493-0Published: 23 September 2022
Series ISSN: 0342-4111
Series E-ISSN: 1556-1534
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XII, 364
Number of Illustrations: 12 b/w illustrations, 163 illustrations in colour
Topics: Laser, Microwaves, RF Engineering and Optical Communications, Mathematical Physics, Quantum Optics, Analysis