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Waves Called Solitons

Concepts and Experiments


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Michel Remoissenet
    Pages 1-11
  3. Michel Remoissenet
    Pages 12-36
  4. Michel Remoissenet
    Pages 37-64
  5. Michel Remoissenet
    Pages 65-97
  6. Michel Remoissenet
    Pages 98-136
  7. Michel Remoissenet
    Pages 137-167
  8. Michel Remoissenet
    Pages 168-181
  9. Michel Remoissenet
    Pages 182-201
  10. Michel Remoissenet
    Pages 202-224
  11. Michel Remoissenet
    Pages 225-245
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 247-260

About this book


This book is an elementary introduction to the fascinating world of waves called solitons. These large-amplitude waves, which can propagate over long distances without dispersing and which display particle-like properties, are one of the most striking manifestations of nonlinearity.
The main concepts are introduced at an elementary level accessible to the undergraduate. In a self-contained and interdisciplinary whole, such topics as electrical, hydrodynamic, chemical, and optical solitons, are discussed. Many of the author's choices of emphasis have been made with experiments in mind; several experiments can readily be performed by the reader.
This book is not meant for specialists but for students, physicists, engineers, and practitioners. The chapters are independently written in order that the reader should quickly find the required information.
The second edition of this highly praised book has new material, especially on nonlinear transmission lines, on various forms of modulational instabilities, and on quantum optical solitons.


Nonlinear Transmission Line Quantum Solition Soliton Transmission optics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique, Phénomènes non-linéaires — URA CNRS no 1796Université de BourgogneDijonFrance

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