Dissipative solitons in fiber lasers

S.K. Turitsyn, N.N. Rosanov, I.A. Yarutkina, A.E. Bednyakova, S.V. Fedorov, O.V. Shtyrina, M.P. Fedoruk

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Dissipative solitons (also known as auto-solitons) are stable, nonlinear, time-or space-localized solitary waves that occur due to the balance between energy excitation and dissipation. We review the theory of dissipative solitons applied to fiber laser systems. The discussion context includes the classical Ginzburg-Landau and Maxwell-Bloch equations and their modifications that allow describing laser-cavity-produced waves. Practical examples of laser systems generating dissipative solitons are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)642-668
Number of pages27
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016

Bibliographical note



  • dissipative solitons
  • fiber lasers
  • generation of short pulses
  • mode-locked lasers
  • optical solitons

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