Dissipative Solitons: From Optics to Biology and Medicine

  • Adrian Ankiewicz
  • Nail Akhmediev

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 751)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-13
  2. M.G. Velarde, A.A. Nepomnyashchy
    Pages 1-21
  3. L. A. Lugiato, F. Prati, G. Tissoni, M. Brambilla, S. Barland, M. Giudici et al.
    Pages 1-42
  4. Nikolay N. Rosanov, Sergey V. Fedorov, Anatoly N. Shatsev
    Pages 1-19
  5. P. Colet, D. Gomila, A. Jacobo, M.A. Matías
    Pages 1-23
  6. F. Mitschke
    Pages 1-20
  7. S.K. Turitsyn, S. Boscolo
    Pages 1-26
  8. S. Flach, A.V. Gorbach
    Pages 1-32
  9. I.R. Gabitov, A.O. Korotkevich, A.I. Maimistov, J.B. McMahon
    Pages 1-24
  10. M. Tlidi, R. Lefever, A. Vladimirov
    Pages 1-22
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 1-3

About this book


The dissipative soliton concept is a fundamental extension of the concept of  solitons in conservative and integrable systems. It includes ideas from three major sources, namely standard soliton theory developed since the 1960s, nonlinear dynamics theory, and Prigogine's ideas of systems far from equilibrium. These three sources also correspond to the three component parts of this novel paradigm. This book explains the above principles in detail and gives the reader various examples from optics, biology and medicine. These include laser systems, optical transmission lines, cortical networks, models of muscle contraction, localized vegetation structures and waves in brain tissues.


Dissipative solitons Fiber lasers Localized structures Soliton Systems far from equilibrium Transmission Ultrafast phenomena fiber optics laser optics semiconductor tissue

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  • Nail Akhmediev

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