Progress in Optical Science and Photonics

Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking, Self-Trapping, and Josephson Oscillations

Editors: Malomed, Boris A. (Ed.)

  • Give an overview on the major break throughs of recent years
  • Relevant for Bose-Einstein-condensates and photorefractive media in optics
  • Presents theoretical and experimental break throughs
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This volume collects a a number of contributions on spontaneous symmetry breaking. Current studies in this general field are going ahead at a full speed. The book present review chapters which give an overview on the major break throughs of recent years. It covers a number of different physical settings which are introduced when a nonlinearity is added to the underlying symmetric problems and its strength exceeds a certain critical value. The corresponding loss of symmetry, called spontaneous symmetry breaking, alias self-trapping into asymmetric states is extensively discussed in this book.
The book presents both active theoretical studies of spontaneous symmetry breaking effects as well as experimental findings, chiefly for Bose-Einstein-Condensates with the self-repulsive nonlinearity, and also for photorefractive media in optics.

Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • Nonlinear Dynamics of Bloch Wave Packets in Honeycomb Lattices

    Ablowitz, Mark J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-26

  • Light Self-Localization and Power-Dependent Steering in Anisotropic Dielectrics: Spatial Solitons in Uniaxial Nematic Liquid Crystals

    Alberucci, Alessandro (et al.)

    Pages 27-47

  • Frequency and Phase Locking of Laser Cavity Solitons

    Ackemann, T. (et al.)

    Pages 49-87

  • Light-Induced Breaking of Symmetry in Photonic Crystal Waveguides with Nonlinear Defects as a Key for All-Optical Switching Circuits

    Bulgakov, Evgeny (et al.)

    Pages 89-124

  • Spatial Solitons in Parity-Time-Symmetric Photonic Lattices: Recent Theoretical Results

    He, Ying-Ji (et al.)

    Pages 125-148

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking, Self-Trapping, and Josephson Oscillations
Editors
  • Boris A. Malomed
Series Title
Progress in Optical Science and Photonics
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-21207-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-21207-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-21206-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52073-4
Series ISSN
2363-5096
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 707
Number of Illustrations and Tables
339 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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