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Composite solitons in optical systems with fast and slow saturable absorbers
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Paper Abstract

We present a review of known and new theoretical results on short-pulse propagation in optical systems with either slow or fast saturable absorbers. The analysis is based on using a modified complex Ginzburg-Landau equation. We show that in addition to the normal 'plain pulse' solutions, various other types of composite pulse solutions can exist. These composite solutions are formed from simpler solutions and may be considered as bound states of plain solitons or plain solitons and fronts. In the former case the bound states can be analyzed using the 'interaction plane' and balance equations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 April 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3666, International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics: Selected Papers from Photonics India '98, (28 April 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.347937
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N. N. Akhmediev, Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Jose M. Soto-Crespo, Instituto de Optica (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3666:
International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics: Selected Papers from Photonics India '98
Anurag Sharma; Banshi Dhar Gupta; Ajoy K. Ghatak, Editor(s)

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