Solitons in Optical Fibres

  • K. J. Blow
  • N. J. Doran
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 247)


This chapter aims to present a review of some central properties of nonlinear short pulse effects in conventional silica optical fibres. Solitons are the key feature of such propagation and will form a central theme for the chapter. In particular we shall examine soliton generation and interaction with linear and nonlinear effects. There will be an underlying drive towards the potential exploitation of soliton effects but the emphasis will be on the fundamental physics.


Optical Fibre Soliton Solution Stimulate Raman Scattering Saturable Absorber External Cavity 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. J. Blow
    • 1
  • N. J. Doran
    • 1
  1. 1.British Telecom Research LaboratoriesMartlesham HeathIpswichEngland

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