Odyssey of Light in Nonlinear Optical Fibers: Theory and Applications presents a collection of breakthrough research portraying the odyssey of light from optical solitons to optical rogue waves in nonlinear optical fibers. The book provides a simple yet holistic view on the theoretical and application-oriented aspects of light, with a special focus on the underlying nonlinear phenomena.

Exploring the very frontiers of light-wave technology, the text covers the basics of nonlinear fiberoptics and the dynamics of electromagnetic pulse propagation in nonlinear waveguides. It also highlights some of the latest advances in nonlinear optical fiber technology, discussing hidden symmetry reductions and Ablowitz–Kaup–Newell–Segur (AKNS) hierarchies for nonautonomous solitons, state-of-the-art Brillouin scattering applications, backpropagation, and the concept of eigenvalue communication—a powerful nonlinear digital signal processing technique that paves the way to overcome the current limitations of traditional communications methods in nonlinear fiber channels.

Key chapters study the feasibility of the eigenvalue demodulation scheme based on digital coherent technology by throwing light on the experimental study of the noise tolerance of the demodulated eigenvalues, investigate matter wave solitons and other localized excitations pertaining to Bose–Einstein condensates in atom optics, and examine quantum field theory analogue effects occurring in binary waveguide arrays, plasmonic arrays, etc., as well as their ensuing nonlinear wave propagation.

Featuring a foreword by Dr. Akira Hasegawa, the father of soliton communication systems, Odyssey of Light in Nonlinear Optical Fibers: Theory and Applications serves as a curtain raiser to usher in the photonics era. The technological innovations at the core of the book form the basis for the next generation of ultra-high speed computers and telecommunication devices.

chapter 1|30 pages

Basic nonlinear fiber optics

ByK. Thyagarajan, Ghatak Ajoy

chapter 2|30 pages

Waveguide electromagnetic pulse dynamics: Projecting operators method

ByMateusz Kuszner, Sergey Leble

chapter 4|18 pages

Continuous-discrete duality of the nonlinear Schrödinger and Ablowitz–Ladik rogue wave hierarchies

ByA. Ankiewicz, D.J. Kedziora, N. Akhmediev

chapter 5|36 pages

A theoretical study on modulational instability in relaxing saturable nonlinear optical media

ByKuppuswamy Porsezian, K. Nithyanandan

chapter 6|12 pages

Modulational instabilities in a system of four coupled, nonlinear Schrödinger equations with the effect of a coupling coefficient

ByH. Tagwo, S. Abdoulkary, A. Mohamadou, C.G. Latchio Tiofack, T.C. Kofane

chapter 8|10 pages

Hot solitons, cold solitons, and hybrid solitons in fiber optic waveguides

ByP. Tchofo Dinda, E. Tchomgo Felenou, C.M. Ngabireng

chapter 9|37 pages

Optical solitary modes pumped by localized gain

ByBoris A. Malomed

chapter 10|18 pages

Exploring the frontiers of mode locking with fiber lasers

ByPhilippe Grelu

chapter 12|26 pages

P T -symmetric solitons

ByChandroth P. Jisha, Alessandro Alberucci

chapter 13|18 pages

Suspended core photonic crystal fibers and generation of dual radiation

BySamudra Roy, Debashri Ghosh, Shyamal K. Bhadra

chapter 14|28 pages

Parabolic similaritons in optical fibers

ByFinot Christophe, Boscolo Sonia

chapter 15|58 pages

Brillouin scattering: Fromcharacterization to novel applications

ByVictor Lambin Iezzi, Sébastien Loranger, Raman Kashyap

chapter 18|32 pages

Eigenvalue communications in nonlinear fiber channels

ByJaroslaw E. Prilepsky, Sergei K. Turitsyn

chapter 19|16 pages

Digital coherent technology-based eigenvalue modulated optical fiber transmission system

ByAkihiro Maruta, Yuki Matsuda, Hiroki Terauchi, Akifumi Toyota

chapter 20|37 pages

Quantum field theory analog effects in nonlinear photonic waveguides

ByAndrea Marini, Fabio Biancalana