From the Guest Editor--Solitons: A Universal Phenomenon of Self-Trapped Wave Packets

More than 150 years have passed since solitons were first observed by J.S. Russell in the water of a shallow canal in Scotland. In this issue of OPN, we have worked to bring together an engaging collection of review articles on optical solitons and to provide the optics community with a glimpse of the most exciting highlights of optical soliton research.

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