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Localized States in Physics: Solitons and Patterns

Editors: Descalzi, O., Clerc, M.G., Residori, S., Assanto, G. (Eds.)

  • Covers the most interesting and active aspects of localized states in physics
  • Contains a good balance of theoretical and experimental material
  • Displays common features of localization in diverse systems
  • Reviews a field of relevance in many technical applications
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About this book

Systems driven far from thermodynamic equilibrium can create dissipative structures through the spontaneous breaking of symmetries. A particularly fascinating feature of these pattern-forming systems is their tendency to produce spatially confined states. These localized wave packets can exist as propagating entities through space and/or time. Various examples of such systems will be dealt with in this book, including localized states in fluids, chemical reactions on surfaces, neural networks, optical systems, granular systems, population models, and Bose-Einstein condensates.This book should appeal to all physicists, mathematicians and electrical engineers interested in localization in far-from-equilibrium systems. The authors - all recognized experts in their fields - strive to achieve a balance between theoretical and experimental considerations thereby giving an overview of fascinating physical principles, their manifestations in diverse systems, and the novel technical applications on the horizon.

About the authors

Prof. Orazio Descalzi has edited in the last years the following books: Instabilities and Nonequilibrium Structures VII & VIII (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004)- Instabilities and Nonequilibrium Structures IX (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004) Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics and Nonlinear Physics (Elsevier, 2005)- Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics and Nonlinear Physics (American Institute of Physics, 2007

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Light Self-trapping in Nematic Liquid Crystals

    Karpierz, Miroslaw A. (et al.)

    Pages 3-16

  • Photonic Plasma Instabilities and Soliton Turbulence in Spatially Incoherent Light

    Dylov, Dmitry V. (et al.)

    Pages 17-39

  • Gap-Acoustic Solitons: Slowing and Stopping of Light

    Tasgal, Richard S. (et al.)

    Pages 41-66

  • Optical Wave Turbulence and Wave Condensation in a Nonlinear Optical Experiment

    Laurie, Jason (et al.)

    Pages 67-87

  • Localized Structures in the Liquid Crystal Light Valve Experiment

    Bortolozzo, Umberto (et al.)

    Pages 91-108

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eBook $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Localized States in Physics: Solitons and Patterns
Editors
  • Orazio Descalzi
  • Marcel G. Clerc
  • Stefania Residori
  • Gaetano Assanto
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-16549-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-16549-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-16548-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42272-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 286
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