Waves Called Solitons: Concepts and Experiments

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Springer-Verlag, 1994 - Electronic books - 236 pages
Written for an interdisciplinary readership of physicists, engineers, and chemists, this book is a practical guide to the fascinating world of solitons. These waves of large amplitude propagate over long distances without dispersing and therefore show one of the most striking aspects of nonlinearity. The author addresses students and practitioners, approaching the subject from the standpoint of applications in optics, hydrodynamics, and electrical and chemical engineering. The book also encourages the readers to perform their own experiments. The second edition of this highly-praised book has new material, especially on nonlinear transmission lines, on various forms of modulational instabilities, and on quantum optical solitons.

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Contents

Basic Concepts and the Discovery of Solitons
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Linear Waves in Electrical Transmission Lines 1
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Solitons in Nonlinear Transmission Lines
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