Optical Solitons pp 265-297
Optical Fiber Soliton Lasers
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- Town G.E., Akhmediev N.N., Soto-Crespo J.M. (2002) Optical Fiber Soliton Lasers. In: Porsezian K., Kuriakose V.C. (eds) Optical Solitons. Lecture Notes in Physics, vol 613. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
Experimental and theoretical developments in optical fiber soliton lasers are reviewed. We first review the fundamentals of optical fiber soliton lasers from an experimental viewpoint, including soliton generation and control mechanisms, and highlight the similarities between developments in soliton fiber lasers and soliton transmission systems. We then review the mathematical theory of soliton lasers based on a master equation description, highlighting some interesting solutions and recent results concerning soliton stability.
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