Dissipative nonlinear structures in fiber optics

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Optical fiber materials exhibit a nonlinear response to strong electric fields, such as those of optical signals confined within the small fiber core. Fiber nonlinearity is an essential component in the design of the next generation of advanced optical communication systems, but its use is often avoided by engineers because of its intractability. The application of nonlinear technologies in fiber optics offers new opportunities for the design of photonic systems and devices. In this chapter, we make an overview of recent progress in mathematical theory and practical applications of temporal dissipative solitons and self-similar nonlinear structures in optical fiber systems. The design of all-optical high-speed signal processing devices, based on nonlinear dissipative structures, is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDissipative solitons
Subtitle of host publicationfrom optics to biology and medicine
EditorsNail Akhmediev, Adrian Ankiewicz
Place of PublicationBerlin (DE)
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-78217-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-78216-2, 3-540-78216-8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2008

Publication series

NameLecture notes in physics
ISSN (Print)0075-8450


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