Spatial Hysteresis and Optical Patterns

  • Nikolay N. Rosanov

Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Nikolay N. Rosanov
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  3. Nikolay N. Rosanov
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  4. Nikolay N. Rosanov
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  5. Nikolay N. Rosanov
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  6. Nikolay N. Rosanov
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 259-308

About this book


The book is devoted to the study of optical patterns and to optical bistability and hysteresis. In its methodology it is at the intersection of investigations in synergetics and modern nonlinear optics. This first monograph on optical patterns addresses researchers as well as students. The author studies the rich class of spatially distributed bistable optical systems, and especially dissipative optical solitons which resemble molecules, crystals or biological objects when combined. The author studies further the inhomogeneities of bistable systems and gives a consistent description of spatial hysteresis. Further topics include diffractive mechanisms for coupling, three-dimensional optical solitons, quantum aspects and optical information processing, lasers with a saturable absorber, non-linear waveguides and fibers with nonlinear gain or losses.


Absorption Complex Systems Hysteresis Interferometer Laser Nonlinear Optics Optical Information Processing Optical Patterns Optical Solitons optics

Authors and affiliations

  • Nikolay N. Rosanov
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Institute for Laser PhysicsResearch Center “Vavilov State Optical Institute”St. PetersburgRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07672-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04792-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-7389
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