Optical Solitons in Fibers

  • Editors
  • Akira Hasegawa

Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 116)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. A. Hasegawa
    Pages 1-5
  3. A. Hasegawa
    Pages 6-12
  4. A. Hasegawa
    Pages 13-30
  5. A. Hasegawa
    Pages 31-34
  6. A. Hasegawa
    Pages 35-41
  7. A. Hasegawa
    Pages 48-50
  8. A. Hasegawa
    Pages 51-55
  9. A. Hasegawa
    Pages 56-62
  10. A. Hasegawa
    Pages 63-66
  11. A. Hasegawa
    Pages 67-67
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 68-75

About this book


Latest developments associated with two currently active and very important theoretical and practical topics in nonlinear optics, namely solitons and fibers, are considered in this volume. Solitons as analytical solutions of nonlinear partial differential equations were established in 1967, and only five years later Hasegawa and Tappert predicted for the first time theoretically that solitons could be generated in a dielectric fiber. In practical terms, this work, pursued mainly at the AT&T Bell Laboratories, points to technological advances allowing for an economic and undistorted propagation of signals which will revolutionize telecommunications. Starting from an elementary level readily accessible to undergraduates, the author, a pioneer in the field, provides a clear and up-to-date exposition of both the theoretical background and the most recent experimental results in this new and rapidly evolving field. This well-written book is well suited for undergraduate or graduate lecture courses, and makes easy reading not only for the researcher but also for the interested physicist, mathematician, and engineer.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-50668-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-70748-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-3869
  • Series Online ISSN 1615-0430
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