© 2001

Spatial Solitons

  • Stefano Trillo
  • William Torruellas


  • Needed by laser physicists and engineers in optics, optical communication, and optoelectronics

  • Original contributions written by leading experts, even pioneers, in the field

  • Both challenging theoretical problems and exciting experimental results


Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 82)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Raymond Y. Chiao
    Pages 1-18
  3. Barry Luther-Davies, George I. Stegeman
    Pages 19-35
  4. Yaron Silberberg, George I. Stegeman
    Pages 37-60
  5. Eugenio DelRe, Bruno Crosignani, Paolo Di Porto
    Pages 61-85
  6. Mordechai Segev, Demetrios N. Christodoulides
    Pages 87-125
  7. William Torruellas, Yuri S. Kivshar, George I. Stegeman
    Pages 127-168
  8. C. Martijn de Sterke, Benjamin J. Eggleton, John E. Sipe
    Pages 169-209
  9. Yuri S. Kivshar, Andrey A. Sukhorukov
    Pages 211-245
  10. Luc Bergé
    Pages 247-267
  11. Falk Lederer, Sergey Darmanyan, Andrey Kobyakov
    Pages 269-292
  12. Grover A. Swartzlander Jr.
    Pages 293-310
  13. Nail Akhmediev, Adrian Ankiewicz
    Pages 311-341
  14. William J. Firth, Graeme K. Harkness
    Pages 343-358
  15. Stefano Trillo, Marc Haelterman
    Pages 359-393
  16. Carl O. Weiss, Gintas Slekys, Victor B. Taranenko, Kestutis Staliunas, Robert Kuszelewicz
    Pages 395-416
  17. Allan D. Boardman, Ming Xie
    Pages 417-432
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 449-457

About this book


Soliton-based concepts open the road for newly designed laser sources, new frequency converters and high-intensity laser-material interactions. Optical solitons as stable spatial patterns of complex nonlinear systems allow for the control of the diffraction of optical beams. Solitons also prevent unwanted chaotic behavior. Thus, solitary wave physics plays a significant role from modern optical physics to optical communication, optical switching, and optical storage. The book gives an updated overview of optical solitons and can serve as a reference and guide for advanced students and scientists working in the field and related areas of science where solitons are observed.


Spatial solitons diffraction laser laser physics optical communication optical solitons wave

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefano Trillo
    • 1
  • William Torruellas
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di IngeneriaUniversity of FerraraFerraraItaly
  2. 2.Corvis CorporationColumbiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Spatial Solitons
  • Editors Stefano Trillo
    William Torruellas
  • Series Title Springer Series in Optical Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-41653-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-07498-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-44582-1
  • Series ISSN 0342-4111
  • Series E-ISSN 1556-1534
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 460
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Optics, Lasers, Photonics, Optical Devices
    Quantum Optics
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From the reviews of the first edition:

"This book is the volume 82 in Springer Series ‘Optical Sciences’, which includes invited contributions from the majority of world leading experts and pioneers in the field. … The content of the book covers a wide spectrum of issues concerning the propagation of spatial solitons, ranging from the most challenging theoretical problems to the most exciting experimental achievements to date." (Andrei Mourachkine, Physicalia, Vol. 38 (4), 2002)