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  • Vol. 70, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2003
  • pp: 893–897

Optical solitons: New types and properties

N. N. Rozanov

Journal of Optical Technology, Vol. 70, Issue 12, pp. 893-897 (2003)

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This paper gives a review of the properties of optical conservative solitons (nonexpanding beams of laser radiation in a medium with self-focusing nonlinearity), dissipative solitons (localized structures of radiation in media or systems with substantial inflow and outflow of energy), and also solitons of an atomic Bose-Einstein condensate (stable bunches of supercold alkali atoms). Possible applications of these types of solitons are discussed.

N. N. Rozanov, "Optical solitons: New types and properties," J. Opt. Technol. 70, 893-897 (2003)

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