28 April 1999 Composite solitons in optical systems with fast and slow saturable absorbers
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Proceedings Volume 3666, International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics: Selected Papers from Photonics India '98; (1999); doi: 10.1117/12.347937
Event: International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics: Selected Papers from Photonics India '98, 1998, New Delhi, India
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.
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N. N. Akhmediev, Jose M. Soto-Crespo, "Composite solitons in optical systems with fast and slow saturable absorbers", Proc. SPIE 3666, International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics: Selected Papers from Photonics India '98, (28 April 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.347937; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.347937
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Solitons

Composites

Pulsed laser operation

Solids

Fiber lasers

Mode locking

Electroluminescence

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