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Nonlinear Optical Cavity Dynamics : From Microresonators to Fiber Lasers (Hardcover)
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By recirculating light in a nonlinear propagation medium, the nonlinear optical cavity allows for countless options of light transformation and manipulation. In passive media, optical bistability and frequency conversion are central figures. In active media, laser light can be generated with versatile underlying dynamics. Emphasizing on ultrafast dynamics, the vital arena for the information technology, the soliton is a common conceptual keyword, thriving into its modern developments with the closely related denominations of dissipative solitons and cavity solitons. Recent technological breakthroughs in optical cavities, from micro-resonators to ultra-long fiber cavities, have entitled the exploration of nonlinear optical dynamics over unprecedented spatial and temporal orders of magnitude. By gathering key contributions by renowned experts, this book aims at bridging the gap between recent research topics with a view to foster cross-fertilization between research areas and stimulating creative optical engineering design.The book is organized in chapters authored by internationally-renowned experts. Following an introductory chapter (Ch 1) it articulates chapters on cavity solitons in temporal (Ch 2) and spatial (Ch 3,4) domains, with a chapter addressing excitability in the latter two situations (Ch 5), followed by chapters devoted to various micro-resonators configurations (Ch 6-9). The prominent objective of frequency comb generation (Ch 6,7) is confronted to the myriad of dynamics that can be triggered, where ubiquitous solitons can be found. The spectacular improvements of micro-resonator fabrication standards also brings about new options for frequency conversion (Ch 8,9). The gap between stationary dynamics and standard mode locking is explored, starting by few mode interactions and frequency locking (Ch 10) to the highly complex collective soliton dynamics and rogue wave generation found in the vicinity of conventional mode locked dynamics (Ch 11,12). The freedom in fiber cavity engineering is exploited to bring new concepts of nonlinear-dynamics management and dissipative soliton-SRS compounds (Ch 13,14). Complexity and original pattern formations can also originate from the vector nature of the electromagnetic field (Ch 15). A glimpse into quantum aspects is provided with cavity polariton solitons, a promising area for semiconductor laser development (Ch 16), and finally, general data methods and computational tools for analyzing complex dynamics are provided (Ch 17).
Number of Pages: 429
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Street Date: February 29, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-8986
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