Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Cornelia Denz, Michael Schwab, Carsten Weilnau
    Pages 1-10
  3. Cornelia Denz, Michael Schwab, Carsten Weilnau
    Pages 11-48
  4. Cornelia Denz, Michael Schwab, Carsten Weilnau
    Pages 49-80
  5. Cornelia Denz, Michael Schwab, Carsten Weilnau
    Pages 81-112
  6. Cornelia Denz, Michael Schwab, Carsten Weilnau
    Pages 113-146
  7. Cornelia Denz, Michael Schwab, Carsten Weilnau
    Pages 147-164
  8. Cornelia Denz, Michael Schwab, Carsten Weilnau
    Pages 165-194
  9. Cornelia Denz, Michael Schwab, Carsten Weilnau
    Pages 195-226
  10. Cornelia Denz, Michael Schwab, Carsten Weilnau
    Pages 227-244
  11. Cornelia Denz, Michael Schwab, Carsten Weilnau
    Pages 245-276
  12. Cornelia Denz, Michael Schwab, Carsten Weilnau
    Pages 277-324
  13. Cornelia Denz, Michael Schwab, Carsten Weilnau
    Pages 325-326
  14. Cornelia Denz, Michael Schwab, Carsten Weilnau
    Pages 327-328
  15. Back Matter

About this book

Introduction

The book gives an overview of actual developments in nonlinear photorefractive optics and is intended for scientists working in the field of optics or nonlinear physics. It is meant as an introduction to actual exciting discoveries in this area, with special emphasize on transverse effects such as spatial soliton formation and interaction, spontaneous pattern formation, and pattern competition in active feedback systems. In all these areas, different aspects of potential applications, such as wave guiding in adaptive photorefractive solitons and techniques for pattern control for information processing, are described. Experimental realizations demonstrate the variety of photorefractive patterns, and different two-dimensional simulations prove the experimental observations.

Keywords

Nonlinear Physics Nonlinear and photorefractive optics Spatial optical solitons Spontaneous pattern formation filter optics

Authors and affiliations

  • Cornelia Denz
    • 1
  • Michael Schwab
    • 1
  • Carsten Weilnau
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Angewandte Physik (Institute for Applied Physics)Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität MünsterMünsterGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b13583
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-02109-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-36977-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-3869
  • About this book