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Soliton-Driven Photonics : NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry - A. D. Boardman

Soliton-Driven Photonics

NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

By: A. D. Boardman (Editor), A. P. Sukhorukov (Editor)

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It is ironic that the ideas ofNewton, which described a beam of light as a stream ofparticles made it difficult for him to explain things like thin film interference. Yet these particles, called 'photons', have caused the adjective 'photonic' to gain common usage, when referring to optical phenomena. The purist might argue that only when we are confronted by the particle nature of light should we use the word photonics. Equally, the argument goes on, only when we are face-to- face with an integrable system, i. e. one that possesses an infinite number of conserved quantities, should we say soliton rather than solitary wave. Scientists and engineers are pragmatic, however, and they are happy to use the word 'soliton' to describe what appears to be an excitation that is humped, multi- humped, or localised long enough for some use to be made of it. The fact that such 'solitons' may stick to each other (fuse) upon collision is often something to celebrate for an application, rather than just evidence that, after all, these are not really solitons, in the classic sense. 'Soliton', therefore, is a widely used term with the qualification that we are constantly looking out for deviant behaviour that draws our attention to its solitary wave character. In the same spirit, 'photonics' is a useful generic cover-all noun, even when 'electromagnetic theory' or 'optics' would suffice.

Preface
Spatial solitons in modulated magnetooptic waveguides
Experiments on Quadratic Solitons
Spatial Solitons in Liquid Crystals
Magnetic Solitons
On the Problem of Generation
Nonlinear Photon Statistics of Pulse Amplification in Optical Fiber Amplifiers
Evolution of Concentrated Solution of Nonlinear Schr├Ědinger Equations in Regular Non-Uniform Medium
Observation Nonlinear Effects of a Laser Beam Interaction with Waveguide Photosensitive AgCl-Ag Films
Features and Applications of chi(s) Vector Spatial Solitons
Soliton Transmission through a Single-Mode Fiber
Nonparaxial Propagation of Parametric Spatial Solitons
Spatial Solitary-Wave Beams in Kerr-Type Planar Optical Waveguides: Nonparaxial Vector Approach
Non-Recurrent Periodic Arrays of Spatial Solitons in a Planar Kerr Waveguide
Polarization Properties of the Liquid Crystal Fibers
Interactions of Solitary Waves in a Photorefractive, Second-Harmonic Generating Medium
Analytical Description of Quadratic Parametric Solitons
Spatial Solitons in Saturating Nonlinear Optical Materials
Nonparaxial Solitons
Dynamics of Strongly Nonlinear Modes in Inhomogeneous and Non-Stationary Media
Spatial Solitons on Nonlinear Resonators
Two-Color Multistep Cascading - Second-Order Cascading with Two Second-Harmonic Generation Processes
The Davey-Stewartson Model in Quadratic Media: A Way to Control Pulses
Experiments on Seeded and Noise Initiated Modulational Instability in LiNbO3 Slab Waveguides
Soliton Signal in the Magnetic Chain at the External Magnetic Field near to Critical Value
Observations of Dipole-Mode Vector Solitons
Spatial Self-Focusing and Intensity Dependent Shift in LiIO3 using Tilted Pulses
Round-Trip Model of Quadratic Cavity Soliton Trapping
Spatial Solitary Waves and Nonlinear k-Space
Propagation of Short Optical Pulses in Nonlinear Planar Waveguides endash; Pulse Compression and Soliton-Like Solutions
Parametric Emission of Radiation and Spatial Solitons Interaction
Observation of Induced Modulation Instability of an Incoherent Optical Beam
Quadratic Bragg Solitons
Effects of Nonlinearly Induced Inhomogeneity on Solitary Wave Formation
Instability of Fast Kerr Solitons in AlGaAs Waveguides at 1.55 Microns
Extremely Narrow Quadratic Spatial Solitons
Soliton Propagation in Inhomogeneous Media with Sharp Boundaries
Photorefractive Photovoltaic Spatial Solitons in Slab LiNbO3 Waveguides
Theory of CW Light Propagation in Three-Core Nonlinear Directional Couplers
Two Approaches for Investigation of Soliton Pulse in a Nonlinear Medium
Photorefractive Solitons through Second-Harmonic Generation
Shifted Beam Interaction for Quadratic Soliton Control
Bright Solitary-Wave Beams in Bulk Kerr-Type Nonlinear Media
Generation of Light Bullets
Application of Nonlinear Reorientation in Nematic Liquid Crystals
Two-Dimensional Bragg-Ewald's Dynamical Diffraction and Spontaneous Gratings
General Theory of Solitons
Solitons in Optical Switching Devices
Quadratic Solitons: Theory
Non-Adiabatic Dresse
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ISBN: 9780792371311
ISBN-10: 0792371313
Series: NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 525
Published: 31st August 2001
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.74
Weight (kg): 0.74