Optical Solitons pp 265-297

Optical Fiber Soliton Lasers

  • G. E. Town
  • N. N. Akhmediev
  • J. M. Soto-Crespo
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/3-540-36141-3_13

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 613)
Cite this paper as:
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

Abstract

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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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. E. Town
    • 1
  • N. N. Akhmediev
    • 2
  • J. M. Soto-Crespo
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of ElectronicsMacquarie UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.Optical Sciences Centre, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Institute of Advanced StudiesAustralian National UniversityAustralia
  3. 3.Consejo Superior de Investigaciones ScientificInstituto de OpticaMadridSpain

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