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Nonlinear Optics - From Solitons to Similaritons

İlkay Bakırtaş

Istanbul Technical University


Nalan Antar

Istanbul Technical University


Nonlinear Schrodinger equation (NLS) dipole and vortex solitons one-dimensional and two-dimensional optical solitons crystal lattice quasi-crystal lattice PT-symmetric lattice higher-order dispersion Gross-Pitaevskii equation (GPE) triangular similaritonrectangular similariton pulse shaping in mode-locked lasers pulse shaping in optical fibers

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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

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Date completed: October 15th 2019

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Review results due: July 2nd 2020

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Expected publication date: August 31st 2020

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About the editor

İlkay Bakırtaş

Istanbul Technical University

Dr. İlkay Bakırtaş is associate professor of applied mathematics at the Department of Mathematical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University (ITU). She received her PhD degree in mechanics in 2003. She has completed her post-doctoral studies in the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA. She has published 18 research papers in SCI, 4 book chapters, 19 conference proceedings in the fields of perturbation methods, optical solitons and wave collapse in nonlinear optics and water waves. She is the editor of the book “Perturbation Methods with Applications in Science and Engineering” by INTECH. Dr. Bakırtaş is a member of the Scientific Committee of TUMTMK (Turkish National Committee of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics). She was awarded with Dr. Serhat Ozyar, Young Scientist Of The Year Award in 2004, Best PhD Dissertation Award by TUMTMK in 2003.

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