This book has been designed as a tutorial for the theory of
non-linear waves in optics. The emphasis is on the basic aspects of
the theory, on analytical methods and on non-dissipative phenomena.
The self-induced transparency phenomenon and short pulse
propagation in fibres are good examples of the important role
solitons play in non-linear optics. The classical problem of
non-linear optics is the parametric interaction of waves. Three-
and four-wave... more...