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Dissipative Optical Solitons

  • 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)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Dissipative Optical Solitons: An Introduction

    • Mário F. S. Ferreira
    Pages 1-14
  3. Dissipative Soliton Buildup Dynamics

    • Zhi-Chao Luo, Ze-Yu Zhan, Meng-Jun Feng, Ji-Xiang Chen, Meng Liu, Ai-Ping Luo et al.
    Pages 37-59
  4. Dissipative Soliton Resonance

    • Georges Semaan, Andrey Komarov, Mohamed Salhi, François Sanchez
    Pages 61-77
  5. Ultra-Short High-Amplitude Dissipative Solitons

    • Sofia C. Latas, Margarida V. Facão, Mário F. S. Ferreira
    Pages 79-104
  6. Vector Dissipative Solitons

    • Luming Zhao
    Pages 105-130
  7. Dynamics of Pulsating Dissipative Solitons

    • Xiaoqing Wang, Jiangyong He, Baiwei Mao, Zhi Wang, Yan-ge Liu
    Pages 131-161
  8. Raman Dissipative Solitons

    • Denis S. Kharenko, Anastasia E. Bednyakova, Innokentiy Zhdanov, Vlad D. Efremov, Evgeniy V. Podivilov, Mikhail P. Fedoruk et al.
    Pages 163-179
  9. L-Band Wavelength Tunable Dissipative Soliton Fiber Laser

    • Qianqian Huang, Zinan Huang, Lilong Dai, Mohammed AlAraimi, Zhijun Yan, Junjie Jiang et al.
    Pages 181-204
  10. Multiplexed Dissipative Soliton Fiber Lasers

    • Tianye Huang, Pan Huang, Bingye Zhan, Dazhong Zhang, Zhichao Wu
    Pages 205-223
  11. Multi-soliton Complex in Nonlinear Cavities

    • Chengying Bao, Xiaosheng Xiao
    Pages 225-248
  12. Dissipative Solitons in Microresonators

    • Cristina Rimoldi, Bennet Fischer, Luigi Di Lauro, Mario Chemnitz, Alessia Pasquazi, David J. Moss et al.
    Pages 249-272
  13. Vector Vortex Solitons and Soliton Control in Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers

    • T. Ackemann, T. Guillet, H. Pulham, G. -L. Oppo
    Pages 273-302
  14. Discrete Solitons of the Ginzburg-Landau Equation

    • Mario Salerno, Fatkhulla Kh. Abdullaev
    Pages 303-317
  15. Noise-Like Pulses in Mode-Locked Fiber Lasers

    • Grzegorz Soboń
    Pages 319-337
  16. Dissipative Rogue Waves

    • Lei Gao
    Pages 339-364

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

Mário F. S. Ferreira was born in Ovar, Portugal. He graduated in Physics from the University of Porto, Portugal, following which he received the Ph.D. degree in Physics in 1992 and the Aggregation in Physics in 2006, both from the University of Aveiro, Portugal, where he is now a Professor at the Physics Department. Between 1990 and 1991 he was at the University of Essex, UK, performing experimental work on external cavity semiconductor lasers and nonlinear optical fiber amplifiers. His research interests have been concerned with the modeling and characterization of multi-section semiconductor lasers for coherent systems, quantum well lasers, optical fiber amplifiers and lasers, soliton propagation, nanophotonics, optical sensors, polarization and nonlinear effects in optical fibers. He is actually the leader of the Optics and Optoelectronics Group of the I3N – Institute of Nanostructures, Nanomodelling and Nanofabrication. He has written about 350 scientific journal and conference publications, and several books.

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).

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eBook USD 119.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-97493-0
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)