About the book
Solitons play a major role as information carriers in optical media. Since the field has a significant potential for the production and design of novel optical devices and other technological applications, soliton propagation in various optical media has an increasing interest among researchers. For example, external optical lattices can be used to construct solitons with various interesting features such as solitons with desired shapes. On the other hand, solitons in complex PT-Symmetric lattices and lattices with irregularities or defects are also shown to exist. It has been observed that dark solitons can propagate through optical fibers. Moreover, triangular and rectangular similariton generations are recently reported in photonic lattices.
With this book, we aim to capture different perspectives of researchers on the subject and intend to cover the latest developments in optical soliton propagation from theoretical, numerical and experimental aspects.
Topics would be included, but are not limited to:
• Spatial/temporal bright solitons in Kerr/saturable media
• Dark solitons in optical media
• Solitons with higher-order dispersion and/or induced by Raman scattering effect
• Solitons in Bose-Einstein condensates (BEC’s)
• Lattice solitons
• Optical waveguide design and fabrication
• Solitons in photonic-crystals and photonic-crystal fibers
• Similaritons generation
• Pulse shaping
• Self-similar evolution in local and nonlocal nonlinear media