Optical solitons are solitary light waves, or pulses, which are intense enough to be transmitted enormous distances without changing their overall shape or spreading.
A single wave, or short wave train that has developed from either a special combination of wind swells or interactions of tides with local bathymetrie. On the surface these consist of a well-defined set of wave crests. Solitons also may develop internal density gradients in the ocean, and are manifested at the surface by a boiling effect.
(physics) a quantum of energy or quasiparticle that can be propagated as a traveling wave in nonlinear systems and is neither preceded nor followed by another such disturbance; does not obey the superposition principle and does not dissipate; "soliton waves can travel long distances with little loss of energy or structure"
a localized pulse-like nonlinear wave that possesses remarkable stability properties
a localized wave that maintains its shape as it propagates and therefore can act as a single bit in a digital signal
an ultra stable wave train often with a seemingly simple closed shape, which can arise in the context of non-linear wave oscillations
an ultra stable wave train that arises in the context of non-linear wave oscillation
a permanent localized hump in a non-linear wave
a self-circulating stable wave, like a smoke ring
a single isolated wave all by itself
a solitary localized wave propagating with little or no change in form in special circumstances in a nonlinear dispersive medium
a type of wave which can be observed in many fields, such as nonlinear optics, hydrodynamics and plasma physics
a very rare natural phenomenon occurring in wave mechanics
a waveform which does not break up, spread out, lose strength over distance, and self propagates at a constant velocity
a wave that does not broaden or lose its shape when travelling in a medium
a wave, which has some vibration
A optical pulse that regenerates to its original shape at certain points as it travels along an optical fiber. Solitons can be combined with optical amplifiers to carry signals very long distances.
In mathematics and physics, a soliton is a self-reinforcing solitary wave caused by a delicate balance between nonlinear and dispersive effects in the medium. Solitons are found in many physical phenomena, as they arise as the solutions of a widespread class of weakly nonlinear dispersive partial differential equations describing physical systems. The soliton phenomenon was first described by John Scott Russell (1808-1882) who observed a solitary wave in the Union Canal, reproduced the phenomenon in a wave tank, and named it the "Wave of Translation".