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

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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
Number of pages46
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-23373-2
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Physics


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

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