Dissipative solitons in pattern-forming nonlinear optical systems: cavity solitons and feedback solitons

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Abstract

Many dissipative optical systems support patterns. Dissipative solitons are generally found where a pattern coexists with a stable unpatterned state. We consider such phenomena in driven optical cavities containing a nonlinear medium (cavity solitons) and rather similar phenomena (feedback solitons) where a
driven nonlinear optical medium is in front of a single feedback mirror. The history, theory, experimental status, and potential application of such solitons is reviewed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDissipative solitons
EditorsN. Akhmediev, A. Ankiewicz
PublisherSpringer
Pages55-100
Number of pages46
Volume661
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-23373-2
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Physics

Keywords

  • dissipative solitons
  • nonlinear optics
  • optical systems
  • cavity soliton

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    Ackemann, T., & Firth, W. (2005). Dissipative solitons in pattern-forming nonlinear optical systems: cavity solitons and feedback solitons. In N. Akhmediev, & A. Ankiewicz (Eds.), Dissipative solitons (Vol. 661, pp. 55-100). (Lecture Notes in Physics). Springer.